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The Dog Who Sniffs Out Danger
Gabe Series
Thea Feldman
Illustrated by Chris Danger

Simon Spotlight
September 9, 2014 / ISBN 9781481422376
Children / Nonfiction / Work Dogs / Military

Reviewed by Bob Walch


The "Hero Dog" series is particularly good at getting reluctant readers interested in books. The dog featured in this Level One reader served in the military and his special assignment was using his highly developed sense of smell to find weapons and explosives.

Besides working at vehicle checkpoints, Gabe would often visit hospitals to cheer up wounded soldiers. The dog and his handler, Chuck, spent 13 months in Iraq, went on 200 missions and discovered explosives 26 times. Gabe received a number of awards for his hard work.

Teachers and librarians will want to have a copy of this book handy to pique the interest of any child who loves animals and may not be overly enthusiastic about reading. This book may well change that.

Reviewed 2015