Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer will soon be upon us. Don't you just love it when you can use an old timey phrase in a blog post; I know I do (I'm smiling at this point). The Dog Days of Summer most commonly refer to the sultry summer days that take place in July and August; but since I am reviewing dog books this week, I thought it would still be an appropriate title.

So for all you dog lovers out there, and even you cat lovers like myself who think cat's rule and dogs drool, here are four great dog books to start your summer off right.

The Pocket Dogs by Margaret Wild. The pocket dogs, Biff and Buff, are small and ride in Mr. Pockets coat pockets. One day Biff falls out of a hole in Mr. Pockets Pocket and he finds out that he does not like to be a basket dog, a baby carriage dog, or a shopping cart dog. And just when things seem at there worst and Biff feels most fearful, Mr Pockets and Buff find and rescue him.

Shaggy Dog And The Terrible Itch written by David Bedford and illustrated by Gwyneth Williamson. Shaggy Dog has an itch and finds many people along his way to help him scratch his itch but it never quite goes away until he gets a shampoo and haircut. To find out what causes Shaggy Dog's itch and how he gets rid of it, you must be sure to look at all the illustrations before and after the story!

McDuff Comes Home by Rosemary Wells. McDuff chases a rabbit in the garden next door and before he knows it he is lost. A kind lady finds him and helps him find his way home where his favorite treat, vanilla rice pudding and yummy sausages, awaits.

And Last but not least, Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough. Sid the dog sets off for school and along the way is so happy he begins to fly. None of the other dogs believe his story of flying in to school making  him very sad. But when he gets home, he finds his happiness once again when his father shares a secret with him! 

Don't forget these other great dog books as well: Harry The Dirty Dog, The Pokey Little Puppy, Hugs And Kisses, and the Biscuit Series.

Signing off for now with wishes for a bright and beautiful day!



  1. Aileen, Loved how you tied the dog days of summer to fun reads about dogs. Way to go.

    1. Thanks Dicey. I always appreciate your supportive comments :0)