"If you've ever bought any Three Dog Bakery products for your dog, you might want to know something about the inspiration to create this business. Meet Gracie and her adopted siblings, the three dogs and how Gracie's delicate stomach created a multi-million dollar business."
"A great book to pair with Sheep or Ann M. Martin's A Dog's Life. This is about a girl looking for a dog, rather than a dog looking for a home. Both are going through a process of healing and need each other, without even realizing it."
"Meet the amazing Ella. Her Dad took her to Europe, then wrote a book about it. Ella took it all in stride but her Dad knew just how special Ella was and how unique her travels were. Delightful reading."
"The entire series of Martha books are great for kids. Martha speaks but only when she's eaten alphabet soup. The letters go to her brain and allow her to speak. This book and those that follow are one hilarious adventure after another."
"Like Stanley and Martha, Walter the Farting Dog is a series worth owning. All are hilarious. Walter the Farting Dog has the distinction of being a challenged book in the state of Wisconsin for containing the word fart 22 times. A fun book to own for the ALAs yearly Banned Books Week.
If you can, get the Walter plush too. It farts when you squeeze it."
"A day in the life of a vet. If you liked the All creatures great and small series, you'll appreciate reading of the experiences of Nick Trout and his veterinary practice. He has another book out too."
"Gaspard and Lisa go to school and talk just like all of the other children and no one seems to notice they are dogs. Not all of the books have been translated into English so you can order through amazon canada. There is a reason they are called the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa. There is a catastrophe in every book."
"The book that started it all. Check out You're a Good Dog Carl if you'd like to have a lot of the stories without having to buy individual books. I like the individual books for the endpapers etc. Carl is fabulous. You'll absolutely believe this dog can babysit.
If you look carefully, you'll find a wirehair terrier in the background of many of the Carl books. He is Paddy from Paddy's Payday."
"This is a picture book without words but hardly a book for babies. You'll reread (or relook) it and reread it and get more out of the pictures every time. A poignant story that will bring a tear and a smile."
"There are many books out about the loss of a pet, some better than others. I think this is one of the best. I would also highly recommend A Little Dog Like You by Rosemary Sutcliff, sadly out of print."
"We don't know a lot about Gellert, or some of the exact circumstances but he was a real dog that did a really heroic thing. This book is illustrated beautifully. You can go to Wales and see the statue erected in his honor."
"Get them all. And be sure to get the doll. Then check out the illustrator's page. Her dog *is* Miss Bindergarten, right down to her beautymark (which is also on the doll.) The books are alphabet books and appropriate for pre-K through primary but I would be wary of letting a child that young play with the Miss Bindergarten doll."
"This is a book of vintage postcards featuring vintage photographs of dogs. Some are poses with people and some studio photographs. Very little text but none is needed. You can see the relationship between dog and owner. There are single men and women posing with their beloved pets. Some family portraits in which the dog is included. Some are candid, some formal."
"Owney may have been a postal service mascot, but Dorsey of Calico, California was an actual mail carrier. When his master broke his leg and was unable to deliver the mail Dorsey delivered the mail to the miners around Calico for two years."