|Mine-hunting animals (Military Animals)|
Author: Rea, Amy C.
Introduces readers to military mine-hunting animals, from the dogs and rats that sniff out landmines to the dolphins and sea lions that find mines underwater.
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 3–6—In these six volumes, readers receive a comprehensive review on the various roles animals have played in the military through the centuries. Interesting facts related include Hannibal's employment of elephants as cavalry; therapy dogs have been used in the United States Army since 2007; dogs, cats, and pigeons have historically relayed messages from the battlefield; and dolphins are trained to find underwater mines. Explanations are also provided; for example, animals are quieter than military equipment and thus can go where vehicles cannot, and slugs can be used to determine the presence of gas. Colorful photos and other illustrations nicely complement the texts. Both animal and military enthusiasts will find the information fascinating. VERDICT Informative and entertaining, these books will attract those interested in animals and the military; they should be considered for purchase by both school and public librarians. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.