- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: OIC Books (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936951002
- ISBN-13: 978-1936951000
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,297,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dog Trots Globe - To Paris & Provence (A Sheltie Goes to France) Hardcover – 2011
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There is of course a side trip to Paris and we view the magic of that City of Light through Chula's eager eyes (as well as the photographers who offer more inside information about the city that we expect). There are helpful footnotes by the author that explain customs, sites, history, and types of cheeses etc that make the book very valuable as a resource. The book ends with a final view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence before heading back to California. In the course of this brief book we learn more about the joie de vivre of the French than many other books offer - and perhaps that is because the book is so gloriously unpretentious. Sheron Long does add an afterword about traveling with animals that is most helpful to those readers who want to mimic the experience of Chula and the Longs. This is a delightful romp of a book - a great little bread and butter gift to leave when visiting friends! Grady Harp, April 12
Chula's journey began at Carmel Valley in California where she prepared for the longest stretch of her travel - a plane ride to France. Most of Chula's visit was spent in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, but there were interesting adventures in Sault, Roussillon, and Paris. Chula regaled me with tales of 'boulangeries' (bakeries) to sniff, Market Days to enjoy, fields of sunflowers and lavender to explore. She gave me tips on how sensitive noses visit a 'fromagerie' (cheese shop), on how to locate the next 'grass facility' during long plane and bullet train rides, and how to make sense of the many signs and rules for four-legged creatures in bustling Paris. And when Chula's tale was done and she was back enjoying her creature comforts in California, Sheron Long was kind enough in the Afterword to supply me with tips and important considerations when taking one's pet to France.
I was immediately won over when I saw the first shot of Chula - she was aptly named, with "Chula" meaning "pretty" in Spanish. An adventure with this adorable star was certain to bring a smile and a chuckle my way!Read more ›
Books about pets and travel are not extremely rare, but this book is unique in a few important ways. First, the fact that the book was written from the perspective of the dog is not something you find in most books about pets and travel. Usually, books about vacation travel and pets are written with family members talking about the trip and making mention of their pet and how he/she took to the experience. This book is written instead from the perspective of the dog herself. Chula, the female sheltie, talks to you, the reader, sharing her thoughts on France and her many adventures. She talks about her favorite places and why she loves them so much. She talks about the greater level of respect that the French show toward canines by allowing them into restaurants and other public spaces. She expresses her feelings on the landmarks and what they mean from a dog's point of view. She lets her thoughts be known, in a way that only a dog can, or shall I say in the way we humans think a dog can.
Another important difference between this book and others in its genre is the illustrations. Rather than write the book as a travel diary with a few illustrations, the author wrote it the other way around- as a photographic journal with a short amount of dialogue. There are a few illustrations that are shown as drawings, but the majority of the illustrations are actual photographs taken at different stages along the trip.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is really cute. Anyone from age 10 on will enjoy it if they love Paris and Provence.Published 17 months ago by JanetB
This is a really wonderful book. I love the adventures and the great picture and drawings.. A must read. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Lisa Castelan Svette
Totally fun read for people who like anything with Shelties in it. Loved the travel tips included. Someday, I will take a dog and go!Published on December 1, 2013 by Amy K. Litwiler
Dog Trots Globe - To Paris & Provence by Sheron Long is written from the viewpoint of her Sheltie Chula. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Deb
Is "Dog Trots Globe - To Paris & Provence" a travel memoir, a guide book, or a fun look at France from a dog's perspective?
Turns out, a little of all those elements. Read more
I was expecting more. Very short for the price. More pictures than story. Glad I didn't buy this in a store. Of course I would have seen just how short the story wasPublished on December 29, 2012 by Noelle
If you are looking for an inexpensive gift to give, Dog Trots Globe is a good choice. It is an easy, fun ride loaded with photos. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Craig Mische
Let me start this review by saying I am a dog lover first and foremost. My shih tzu, Sassy is the center of my world, but my little one is a dickens and I love her for everything... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by writeoncindy
What a way to write a book. I just finished Dog trots Globe - To Paris & Provence from Sheron Long and I love it. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Erik Twisk