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Book Reviews by Buddy

March 12th 2008 7:24 pm
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Oh Goody! I get to do the book reviews because Lexie is too tired and wants to go off and dream of her sweet Zubee. Sheeeesh! Anyway, here goes . . .

There is this really cool dog named Ike LaRue who has already starred in a couple great books. Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School was the first one, followed by Detective LaRue, and now we just came home with LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail. I like Ike. He's got this great, independent personality and he looks really a lot like my pal Doolin Kingsley (422836). The campaign theme is totally apropos, don't you think? I mean, it just fits: a woman and a black man are now running for president, why not a dog for Mayor of Snort City?

Next we have a delightful snapshot of the life of Fergus in Good Boy, Fergus! by David Shannon. Fergus is a West Highland White, but at least in the terrier family if he can't be a schnauzer. He also has these awful manners: runs after cats, doesn't come when he's called, begs for food, can't seem to learn simple commands . . . sound familiar? Yeah, yeah - we all know the type. (*Mom is clearing throat in background*) Anyway, he's a silly pup through and through and I just know that anyone would enjoy this book.

Our third and final selection is by a favorite author, Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky. My Dog May Be a Genius certainly wins best title of the three. Here is the titular poem in all its glory.

My dog may be a genious,
and in fact, there's little doubt.
He recognizes many words,
unless I spell them out.
If I so much as whisper "walk,"
he hurries off at once
to fetch his leash . . . it's evident
my dog is not a dunce.

I can't say "food" in front of him,
I spell f-o-o-d,
and he goes wild unless I spell
t-r-e-a-t.
But recently this tactic
isn't working out too well.
I think my d-o-g has learned
to s-p-e-l-l.

I hope you have enjoyed these reviews as much as we have enjoyed these books. Check them out at your local library and you'll soon be ROTFBOL!!!

 
 

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