Friday, December 31, 2010
What A Difference A Dog Makes by Dana Jennings ~ Reviewed By Becky Hamilton, my favorite librarian~ with giveaway
Synopsis from Goodreads:
If you can't understand how a tail-wagging miniature poodle can inspire the afflicted, you probably don't know much about dogs. Little Bijou, the four-footed heroine of this book, possesses the beguiling attributes that canine-lovers can't resist, but somehow they seem particularly apt and meaningful when they are manifested in the vicinity of Dana Jennings and his son Owen. Both father and son are weighed down with major medical problems, but their spirits always seem to lift when their pint-sized Zen master pup pitter-patters into their presence. This pooch morale-boaster will be a surefire hit with those who love the companionship of pets.
First I feel I have to confess that I'm not a dog person! I know, I know hard to believe.
But I really enjoyed this. It was a quick read and so much more than a story about a dog. It was funny and touching. I found some great wisdom in it as well. One of my favorites: If you NEED to bark and howl, BARK AND HOWL. (Dogs don't keep their feelings buried inside. Thus, they rarely take Zoloft or Prozac.) I look forward to suggesting this book to my library patron's.
Thank you so much Becky for taking the time to share your review with my readers. I hope I can convince you to do another guest review soon!
Now on to the giveaway! Thanks to Liz over at Doubleday, I have two of these books for giveaway on my blog. Entering is easy, just leave a comment with an email address so that I can contact you if you win. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. Contest runs thru midnight Jan.14th. Winners will have 48 hours to respond, or I will choose another winner. Thanks for entering and good luck!