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The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons Hardcover – October 6, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (October 6, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679416803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679416807
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

A small but delightful book of the finest dog cartoons from the New Yorker. A gentle and funny book that should be owned by all dog lovers. One of a larger series of topical cartoons from the New Yorker: --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Here's the dog's life as seen through the eyes and imaginations of, among others, Charles Addams, Edward Koren, Saul Steinberg, and the dog's all-time best friend, James Thurber. 101 cartoons in all from The New Yorker over the past 65 years.

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Customer Reviews

I am a big fan of New Yorker cartoons.
C. E. Selby
While the cartoons themselves are priceless, the size of the book is ridiculous, VERY small and difficult to read.
Polly Cisco
Anyone who loves dogs will love these cartoons.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
Before discussing the cartoons (which are wonderful), let me warn you against the miniature paperback version. It is very small, the cartoons are hard to see, you need a magnifying glass for some, the reproduction quality is poor, and the paper is not good. Stick with the hardcover.
I have rated the book as the hardcover version. The only drawback I saw to the 101 cartoons was the lack of a witty introduction (like those in the cartoon books of the New Yorker for business and money).
In a spirit of self-disclosure, I must admit that I do not have a dog now . . . but I have had one in the past. Several of my friends have dogs, so I think I can properly evaluate the book from a dog lover's point of view.
The relationship between human and dog is an especially close one. The humor works well when it alludes to that. For example, in a wordless cartoon, a dog looks resentfully at a man reading a book entitled "How To Be Your Own Best Friend." Another one has a couple in bed with lots of dogs: "If you lie down with pugs, you wake up with pugs." In a third, a woman with two suitcases is seen leaving with the dog while a man inquires of the dog: "Et tu, Baxter?"
Dog-human reversals also work: A dog doctor examines a human and notes, "Well, your nose feels cold."
Sometimes the humor is aimed at the human, such as: A psychic tells a dog her/his fortune, "You will be going for a long walk."
Inevitably cats are part of the picture: Two dogs talking to each other spot a cat walking down the side walk, "Do you want to handle this, or should I?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I could barely put it down, I just wanted to read "one more cartoon". Dog lovers like me would like it the most, but anyone would love it. My 11 year old daughter read it and liked it too!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rezzylou on July 11, 2010
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I remember seeing this book shortly after it was first published, and the cartoons were shown considerably larger than they orginally appeared in the New Yorker, with ample margins. This is literally a pocket-sized book; the cartoons are smaller than they originally appeared and the margins are so narrow that it's hard to hold it open without your thumbs blocking some of the image. Still, the cartoons are first rate, and from the standpoint of a dog and cartoon lover, better small than not at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Polly Cisco on January 7, 2013
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While the cartoons themselves are priceless, the size of the book is ridiculous, VERY small and difficult to read.Book measures about 4"X3", waste of money, if I had known how small, I wouldn't have bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Gittelson on November 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you love the humor of New Yorker cartoons, and you love dogs, this is a no-brainer; it's wonderful. They also make a calendar of dog cartoons, which I get every year. Sophisticated humor, sometimes a little dry, sometimes a little racy, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud if dog culture is your culture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fivethirtyam on December 18, 2013
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Beware! It is not clear in the description that this is a teeny tiny book. $10 for 4 inches? Ridiculous! What was going to be a gift is now a stocking stuffer. First time I've ever been burned by Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne L Dunbar on March 20, 2013
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the cartoons were so small that the text could not be read. It didn't occur to me that I had to check the size of a book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O. Barnack on September 8, 2012
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I bought this book as a gift for my brother in law, who casts brass scuptures of whimsical animals, mostly dogs. I thought it would give him some ideas. After looking through it, I decided it was too funny to give away. Every dog lover should have a copy.
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