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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles is a dog lover’s delight. Written by Patricia Furstenberg, Puppy deals with the many reasons people bring a puppy into their lives. Not only does it deal with a puppy’s initial reaction to its new home, but this beautifully illustrated book also looks at the wondrous experiences each new day brings, as the puppy learns new lessons, explores new places and finally grows into his own four paws.
Although I am primarily a cat lover, I could not help but smile at the delightful words which detail each part of a new puppy’s life. From finding its forever home, being named and encountering its first ever snowfall, a puppy’s typical life is clearly laid out for potential dog owners in Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles. Patricia Furstenberg’s obvious love of canines shines through on each page and is truly heartwarming. I could sense my feline companions’ jealous eyes burning through my spine as I ‘ooh’d’ and ‘ahh’d’ with each adorable new chapter.
It is interesting to read about the many things which culminate in a young puppy’s interests as it makes new friends (whether human or some other species), as well as its appreciation for play time, food and sleep. Whether a puppy wants a belly rub, some cuddles or some alone time so that it can sleep, Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles will be sure to bring a long-lasting smile to all dog lovers for many years to come. I very much enjoyed Patricia Furstenberg’s look into the typical first year of a dog’s life, and am looking forward to reading more of her published works in the future.