Monday, January 20, 2014

I Could Chew on This: and Other Poems by Dogs

I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs and I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano [817 Mar]

This pair of humor volumes, released in 2012 (Cats) and 2013 (Dogs), are perfect little bon mots of hilarity for anyone who considers themselves to be either a dog-lover or cat-lover at heart. Marciuliano pairs gorgeous photos of individuals dogs or cats, with poems, ostensibly written by a dog or cat, and therefore presented in the pet's mindset. If you've ever wondered what's on the mind of your household fur-covered companion, you'll find these little gems to be right on the money. The photos are perfect pairings with many of the poems -- the expressions on the animals' faces perfectly match the subject matter and attitude expressed in the poetry. Although both of these books were quick reads -- 30 minutes each at most, I laughed longer and more continuously at each of them than at many so-called "humor" books by stand-up comics. The only drawback -- if you're not a "pet person", you may not get as much out of these! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Marciuliano web site ]

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