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Dog on the Roof!: On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt Hardcover – June 19, 2012

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About the Author

Bruce Kluger and David Slavin began writing and performing satire for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered in 2002. Their cultural and political commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers in the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service. Their work has also been featured on the Huffington Post, where they are recurring bloggers, and Salon.com. Bruce and David live one block from each other in New York City. Both are married, and both have two daughters. Visit RomneyDogontheRoof.com
Colleen Clapp has created artwork for, among others, the Smithsonian, NBC News, ABC News, The Chris Matthews Show, and the Philadelphia Zoo. Her commissions have included public murals, magazine and book illustrations, and portraits and paintings in a variety of media. She has also exhibited her oil paintings in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Colleen lives in Frederick, Maryland, with her husband. The couple has two daughters.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451698887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451698886
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,567,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Dog on the Roof by Bruce Kluger and David Slavin is a humorous political satire about Mitt Romney's infamous tale of the family vacation with their dog on the roof. Clever illustrations by Colleen Clapp make this a quick and very funny read during this election year.

Dog on the Roof is an enjoyable, fun, and short read. It is a book that pokes fun at one of the guys that might lead our country, but without freedom of speech, what does our country really have? I think if Mitt Romney reads it, he'd get at least a couple laughs out of it, too. I mean, I wonder what his dog Seamus thought the entire trip up there on that roof.

I think this was a smartly written book that is genuinely funny without demeaning one political party over the other. I enjoyed it and definitely recommend it for everyone to read, no matter which political party you are in.

* Thank you to the publisher of Dog on the Roof, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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... and I was hoping I wasn't crying about the possibility that such a dolt could end up leading the country. This is a wonderful, very short, read -- hilarious, clever and zany, exactly everything its main character is not. I actually bought five extra copies to hand out to friends, I liked it that much.
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By L. Brisbane on September 24, 2012
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A FUN CHILDRENS BOOK FOR SAVYY POLITICAL JUNKIES AND /OR PEOPLE WHO THINK IT JUST A BAD IDEA TO TRAVEL WITH A DOG IN A BOX ON THE CAR ROOF FOR A 13 HOUR CAR JOURNEY.
NO ONE IN THEIR COMPASSIONATE, RIGHT MIND WOULFD TREAT THEIR PET THIS WAY.
SO THE BOOK MAKES THE JOKE AS IF SOMEONE WOULD BE HEARTLESS ENOUGH..
IM GLAD I BOUGHT THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK.
i would most certaily recommend the book to anyone. its written in poem style
and the pictures and illustrations are fun as well..
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My husband and I were hysterical reading this book. I can't recall the last time we laughed so hard. Even though the book was quick and easy to read, the fun and enjoyment it brought us lasted for the rest of the evening. We're still laughing about it. The humor is tasteful and appropriate. What a great idea to tell the story from the dog's point of view. Seriously, I laughed till I cried. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this book. It's the best $10 I ever spent, and by far, the most reasonable price I've ever paid for that amount of entertainment. Still thinking about it brings a smile to our faces. Brilliant! Really! Everyone should have a copy! Kudos!
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An excellent satire about the unfortunate (dumb and insensitive) choice Mitt made to place his crated Irish Setter atop a station wagon for a family trip, If you enjoy books written from the perspective of an animal, such as Richard Adams classic book abot the Civil War from General Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveller, you will enjoy this immensely. As an Irish Setter owner I appreciate the imaginative form of this book.
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Politics is a pretty nasty business these days. So it's a pleasure to read something political that's smart and friendly, rather than snarky and mean-spirited. Dog on the Roof is what clever satire is all about. It's a totally fun read and whether you lean Left or Right, funny is funny. My Golden Retriever gives this two paws up and told me to keep the sunroof open, just in case she wants a treat.
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As the presidential elections are in the fore front of everyone's mind this year, this is the perfect time to get to know one of the strong contender's Mitt Romney and his family including one of the important family members...Seamus Romney aka the family dog. Mitt decides to pack up the family and travel across the USA. Everyone is going including Seamus. Only Seamus has a front row seat on top of the family car. The family travels to South Dakota, to California, to every place in between and finally Washington, D.C.

I liked the illustrations. They were colorful, detailed, and really helped portray the story. Seamus really stole the show for me in this book. The comments and expressions he made were priceless. Each state's talent or famous landmark that the state was known for was featured. Of course, why Mr. Kluger and Mr. Slavin had great fun pocking at different aspects in the book like rhyming, you can not help but pick up on Mr. Romney's pollitical views in this book. You will either like Mitt Romney or not but I can guarantee that you will love Seamus and this book. Dog on the Roof is an adult's children's book. Dog on the Roof gets two paws up!
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Reminiscent of National Lampoon's Vacation. Mitt Romney and his family are set to take a family vacation....whoops...no room in the car...so the dog sits on the roof..in crate not a rocking chair!!
It set in poetry, and the trip and traveling will make you cringe...seems to be no set route! The go from one end of the country to the other, and back, and up and down.
To funny! The pictures are hysterical, and we know its not true! Thank goodness ...a dog strapped to the top of the car? As it says on the back of the book the story is completely true, and only EMBELLISHED a little!!
Sit back and enjoy a quick and funny read, it only takes a few minutes, and be ready for quite a trip!!

I received this book from the publisher Simon & Schuster, and was not required to give a positive review.
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