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Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond - Dorothy Hinshaw Patent What is interesting is that there is enough information on dogs in the military to be interesting! A highly focused topic, but sustained by many pictures and a pseudo-story arc that leads from basic information about working dogs and their training to specific cases of MWD (military working dogs) in recent conflicts in Afghanistan.

Red white and blue graphic design by Regina Roff is mixed with a slightly annoying yellow for a breakout story on almost every double page spread. While the color is a bit too stark, the yellow graphic device does set off the expectation that there will be a complete story on each page in that box. This makes it good differentiated text, with the possibility for a successful reading experience on a single page.

The photos and these single stories are what made this book an engaging aesthetic experience for me.