"Running with the Big Dogs" invites children of all ages to mush along with the sled dogs in the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska. Share the wonder of a Denali sled dog puppy as you follow him through his first year of adventure and learning. Experience the special bond between rangers and sled dogs as they patrol to preserve the wilderness of Denali during the harsh Alaskan winter.Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska are fortunate to visit with the only working sled dogs in the United States National Park system. As former park rangers working with the sled dogs at Denali, author Lori Yanuchi and illustrator Wendy Brown are able to introduce you to these hardy dogs though their delightful children's book. Their love of the dogs is obvious, and as an owner of twenty sled dogs herself, Lori accurately depicts the mind and emotions of a growing sled dog puppy. Your child will find Wendy's cute depictions of the dogs endearing. Wendy has decorated each page of text with graceful illustrations of "Alaskana", from blueberries and snowshoes to animal tracks and snowflakes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the kennels at Denali National Park.
Don't forget the companion coloring book: Alaska Sled Dog Puppy!