Author: Kate Kelly
Publisher: America Comes Alive Publishing
Publish Date: April 25, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the PR; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're an animal lover.
From Goodreads.com: "You Lucky Dog! by Kate Kelly is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that survived and thrived against the odds to become celebrities. Kate skillfully warms hearts with stories about Toto from The Wizard of Oz, Rin Tin Tin, Benji, America's first dogs, and more. You Lucky Dog! beautifully recounts the adversity each of these amazing creatures faced en route to a grand destiny.
Kate captures their very souls in moving descriptions of the devotion, loyalty and trust that changed both the fortune of these very special dogs and the lives of their human caregivers. Filled with historical facts and endearing tales of endurance and character these bite-sized stories make ideal reading for any dog lover."
My Two Cents:
As an animal lover, I absolutely love reading about animals, which is why I was drawn to "You Lucky Dog," which is a collection of stories about dogs (perhaps unsurprisingly). The book is broken up into two sections. The first section is mostly about Hollywood dogs with a couple of other dogs thrown in (did you know that San Diego had a famous dog named Bum who roamed the town freely and now has a statue honoring him?). The second part is about dogs that lived in the White House.
Overall, I thought this book was interesting and I think that my fellow animal lovers will enjoy it. The stories are very short, some are much shorter than others. Thus, you really only get a small taste of who these dogs were. This would be a good collection for an animal lover who just wants some short stories about some really cool dogs.
There were a few small issues with the book. There were several formatting errors in the book, which were a little distracting. Also, the author adding in a lot about what she found out during her research process, which was a little distracting as well.
Overall, I enjoyed this book.