The World According to Dog (Paperback)
Sandpiper, 9780618283811, 80pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
Illustrated with striking, blurred black-and-white photos, this collection muses on canine wisdom and charm.”Booklist Dog lovers will likely lap it up eagerly, budding writers will snuffle it with interest, and teens who combine the two tendencies might even roll ecstatically.” Kirkus Reviews
Funny, comforting, and surprising, the words in this book explore our lives with dogs: dogs who befriend us, and dogs who annoy, perplex, and accept us. Teens speak for themselves in honest and forthright essays, and Joyce Sidman’s insightful poems further express the bond between dog and teen.
Praise For The World According to Dog…
“…this tender and eloquent volume is a canophile’s paradise and tribute, inviting dog lovers to roll in it with the same luxurious glee with which their pets would greet long- dead carrion.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred
“The teen essays are heartfelt and honest, telling of the close relationships many young adults have with their pets. Readers of all ages who appreciate their canine companions will thoroughly enjoy this slim book.” VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
“Black–and–white photos of a variety of dogs taken by Doug Mindell lend the book immediacy and charm, their slightly blurred edges like the boundaries of memory.” Riverbank Review
Many readers will chuckle or sigh in empathy, and some may well be inspired to express their own thought about the world of dog in writing or pictures.” School Library Journal
“Dog lovers will likely lap it up eagerly, budding writers will snuffle it with interest, and teens who combine the tow tendencies might even roll ecstatically.” Kirkus Reviews
“Along with the handsome, spacious book design (two-color type treatments, coated white paper), these stylish photos deepen the reverential tone.” Publishers Weekly