Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Flawed Dogs

Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster
by Berkeley Breathed
Philomel
ISBN 0399252185


What is it?

A wild and crazy journey with a pup named Sam, who just happens to sport the ever elusive Duuglitz Tuft on top of his noggin.

What do we love about it?

How it made us laugh and cry at the exact same time, which isn't easy and requires lots of Kleenex.

What does it remind us of?

Other "journey" type books, like The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Incredible Journey, and A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray but with a heavy dose of Hannah Barbara tossed in for laughs.

What is it perfect for?

Read it before The Westminster Dog Show in February.

What do we think?

We give it four snausages! Sure to be a favorite with underdog lovers and just plain anyone who loves a gassy dog.

4 comments:

Shandy said...

Thanks for highlighting this book--sounds like a sure winner. Can't wait to give it a read.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Interesting book that touches on the topic of animal cruelty. Was not quite as light of a read as I expected.

mewmewmew said...

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Anonymous said...

As a mother to an 8 year old who chose this as part of a reading incentive program I am highly surprised by the violent nature of this story. This book came highly recommended and although I get the "underdog" message I am just surprised how many trials and tribulations this poor animal has to go through to make this story interesting. When we were halfway through the book my son was getting noticeably "nervous" with various chapter titles such as "Murder" and "Screams" I actually had to finish the book on my own to make sure it was going to have a somewhat "happy ending' before I allowed him to finish it. Not sure i would recommend it for anybody less than middle school age at this point.