Bubba the Bulldog

Tries to Smile

Children - Preschool
28 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2014
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Author Biography

Bree Clausen is a self-published author from San Diego, California.  She has a Master's degree in fine art from Pratt Institute, NY, and teaches preschool.  Most importantly, she is the biggest bulldog fan you could meet.  Wherever there is a bulldog in Encinitas, you can find her pulling her car over, running after them on the beach, and stalking them at the street fair.  To her, no other dog compares to a bulldog.  One day, she hopes to own a house, where she can run a retirement home for a couple of old special needs bulldogs that need rescuing.

This is her first book, which was over 5 years in the making.  Bubba was her baby and accompanied her from San Diego to grad school in New York and back.  He is now in doggy heaven, but it has been Bree's dream to have his memory live on.  He touched her life more that she can ever express and this story is based on his true personality.   

    Book Review

Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite

Many agree that dogs are a man’s best friend. In Bubba the Bulldog Tries to Smile, author Bree Clausen illustrates the love an owner and a dog can have. Bubba, a bulldog with a lip too heavy to smile, will go through all kinds of adventures – from a sticky situation with tape to encountering the dreaded mop – to make his best friend Ryan smile again. After Ryan broke his leg, Bubba the Bulldog notices that he is not the same smiley, positive friend he once was. Therefore, Bubba the Bulldog will make it his personal goal to put a smile on his owner’s face. Does he succeed or not? You will have to find out. Don’t delay – pick up Bubba the Bulldog Tries to Smile today!

The love a dog has for his owner can transcend circumstances. In Bubba the Bulldog Tries to Smile, author and fellow dog lover Bree Clausen demonstrates this through the adorable, fun-loving Bubba the Bulldog. This story will make you laugh, smile, and leave you feeling satisfied. This is the kind of book that you will want to read to your children before bed. Overall, I was very pleased with the quality of artwork, the development of the story, and the purely sweet tone of the work. After I put it down, I had to give my lovable puppy a big ol’ hug! Dog lovers, children, and even the average Joe will get a smile out of this work.