January 27, 2010

White Dog generally enjoys our afternoon breaks when we sit together on the bed and read aloud to her, but for the most part she finds my books a little too human and tedious to follow with rapt attention (usually at some point she just falls asleep). We were both very excited to receive Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog, a thoughtful gift from the Ozark Mountain Cats and their Eskies, Angel and Princess. The paperback, written by Sara Swan Miller, is illustrated by True Kelley, and is published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Here is White Dog's review:

" Each of the three stories is just the right length with a nice cadence. You can enjoy each tale and just about the time you start getting sleepy, it is done. It is especially neat because each story ends with the main character (You) taking a nap. Even though a brown dog is shown in the illustrations, I had no problem placing myself in the action and liked the pictures. The writer does an excellent job of sucking you into the plot...when she wrote in 'The Burglar', a burglar is knocking on the door, I had to run to make sure there wasn't. My favorite story was 'The Bone' with its beautiful bone tree. Suka, you might want to read 'The Wild Dog!' I recommend this book to any canine who wants to increase quality time with their humans cuddled together during these grey winter days...By the way, thank you very much Ozark Mountain Cats and Eskies!"


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thank woo fur sharing the book AND review!

'The Wild Dog' fur Suka? Meaning the handsome Mal that keeps running off in search of adventure even when it means khrossing the dreaded HIGHWAY?


Happy Wednesday!


Teddy Bear said...

Thank you so much for the thorough review. It sounds like a really good book. I hope Suka takes a look at it.:)

Teddy Bear

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We're glad you liked the book.

Digby and Prinnie said...

Wonderful review, Siku. How nice for you to receive such a wonderful gift. I'm going to ask my mommy if she can read to me sometime. I think I might like it.


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie,

Wow - my reputation precedes me!

Excellent book review, Siku Marie! I have woofed to my human to buy the book as I am now very curious about the story, "The Wild Dog." Plus, the thought of spending quality time with my human as she reads doggy stories, well, what doggy doesn't want that?!

What super friends you have in the Ozark Mountain Cats and Eskies to send you such a great doggy book! I guess sweet doggies attract sweet friends!


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie,

Your comment tonight on my blog made my mouth salivate! I would have already been heading to your house if it weren't for this darn chain! Well, the good news is that the salad made my human's mouth water so perhaps we will be heading down your way! Meat......yum.....!


The OP Pack said...

Sounds like a good read - we will have to paw it down on Mom's reading list. Now we have to go visit Suka to see what this recipe is all about.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that is so cool that there is a book of stories for dogs - we knew about the one for cats, but didn't know there was one for dogs too!

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Drop by and see what the awful cats did to poor Angel. She could use a little moral support.