Just Sniffing Around is a compelling picture book, told in rhyming verse, for dog lovers of any age. It’s about all our dogs, their little quirks and personalities, demonstrated through the eyes of a French Mastiff, a Dogue de Bordeaux.

The “Digging Further“ questions at the end of the book are an interactive, fun way for readers to engage their curiosity. With illustrations by an award-winning artist, Just Sniffing Around is a treat for any dog fan! This book is especially near to the author’s heart since the main character is modeled after her own late dog, Cali, a beautiful Dogue de Bordeaux. Bennett’s beautiful illustrations capture Cali’s personality and mannerisms and are sure to capture readers hearts as well.

An excellent resource for teachers, library ‘story hours,’ and parents discussion questions to further the reading/learning experience. Themes in Just Sniffing Around include: learning about dog, managing dog behavior in healthy ways, enjoying the humor that pets bring to our lives.


"A treat for dog fans accurately depicting the amusing, playful and mischievous antics of dogs and the devotion and connection they develop with their families. A must-read for young animal lovers!" Caroline Boyd, President & CEO Animal Rescue League of NH

"Another terrific book from Kathy Brodsky! The “Digging Further” questions at the back are fun and informative for everyone. I’ll be recommending this book to students in my training sessions." Karen Smith, Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant, Pet-Agree, Inc.

"Awesome! After reading Kathy’s other two books, which I loved, I wondered what would be next. This story is interesting because Kathy talks about her dog Cali, and I have a dog, too! I want to read it again and again." Paytra Lynn Murphy, age 7


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