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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
Seven to One, My Life Measured in Dog Years by Jerilynn Henrikson is a story told in dog years. Instead of telling her life story in the normal, sometimes boring way, Henrikson decided to tell it measured by the dogs in her life. Throughout her life she has had several dogs and many humorous tales.
I have never heard of a story told in dog years, but I have to say that I really liked this concept! Reading Seven to One, My Life Measured in Dog Years left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. At times, Henrikson’s stories even made me laugh. It was obvious that Henrikson adored all the dogs that crossed into her life. At times, the stories about the dogs were sad, but I was able to relate to them. Anyone who has ever lost a beloved pet would be able to relate. There were many things I enjoyed about this book. I loved the pictures that Henrikson included with her stories. They made the story much more personal and gave each dog mentioned a face. My favorite part of the book that had me laughing the most was the story about Grandma Martha washing her parakeet. That is one story I will never forget.
This book is not only funny, but also educational. Throughout it, Henrikson talks about different breeds of dogs. She educates the reader about where the breeds originally come from, how they normally act, and what they look like. Overall, I really enjoyed Henrikson’s stories. Being a dog owner myself, I was able to relate to many of Henrikson’s stories. If you like dogs, then this is the book for you!