I’m delighted with the reception for my latest dog book “Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners”!  I had great fun working on this project.  I got to meet lots of wonderful people and adorable dogs, and I love the result of all the effort that went into the edit and design–take a look and see for yourself!

The reviews are enthusiastic:

 Kirkus: Patent’s text burbles with liveliness, and the book is energetically designed with plenty of color, different-sized type, text bullets, and photographs.

Booklist: Irresistible photos of babies, puppies, kids, and dogs (plus a few token adults) happily frolic across pages as three main sections explore the relationship between people and dogs.

The engaging cover will make this a natural draw for dog lovers, but be sure to promote this as a STEM title, too.

School Library Journal:  The well-researched narrative is presented in an understandable and friendly, yet authoritative, voice…..It has been said man’s best friend is a dog, and this book about canines is sure to make fast friends with young readers.


The book has three parts.  First I compare dogs with their wolf ancestors.  I also show how the jobs dogs do for us so willingly originated in natural wolf behavior. Then I go into the science of the dog/human relationship.  Fascinating brain studies  show how dogs and their humans respond similarly to the happy sight and touch of one another. Section three features some of the newer dog jobs, such as emotional support dogs.

I  enjoyed  visiting the laboratories in Vienna and Budapest where researchers study our close ties with our dogs.  They’re finding out how both our health and the dogs’ health benefit from loving each other.

I think you’ll enjoy the many adorable photos of dogs and their people sharing their lives, and you’ll learn how we’re truly made for each other.

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