Every dog has its day is a New Zealand publication, but it has a very international feel and would appeal to readers all around the world who have a love or interest in our canine companions. There are some lovely sentiments, some laugh out loud moments, and some recognition of the amazing roles that dogs fill in our lives. Told in a punchy and easily accessible way, this is a book for the everyday reader rather than a weighty academic work that sends you to sleep word by lengthy word. I have not read any books by Max Cryer before and I am now tempted to take a look at his other books because if they are written with the same skill and sense of humour then they should be a lot of fun as well as entertaining and educational.
If you are interested in the history of dogs and the roles they play in our lives then there will be a lot to love in this book, it will also appeal to you if you are interested in the origins of some of the dog breeds that have become so familiar to many of us, and there are facts that help you understand how we can have dogs ranging in size from a Newfoundland down to a Chihuahua. Even if you are not a real fans of dogs in particular you are bound to find more than a few facts to engage you and keep you smiling long after you have closed the last page of the book. I am a dog lover, having two in the house, and I loved adding more to my own trivia banks about some of my best friends.
If you are looking for a gift book for someone who loves animals of all shapes and sizes (especially dogs) then this could be a good stocking stuffer or birthday gift. The same size as the average paperback, the book is easy to carry in a bag and the quick fire sections and anecdotes mean you can pick it up and put it down whenever you want - although I read it straight through in one session because I didn't want to put it down! Much lighter than a lot of the other dog focused books being published at the moment, Every dog has its day is a great opportunity to learn more about man's best friend in kibble sized chunks!
If you like this book then try:
- A friend like Henry by Nuala Gardner
- Emma and I by Sheila Hocken
- Cowboy & Wills by Monica Holloway
- Finding Harmony by Sally Hyder
- A puppy called Aero by Liam Creed
- The dog who rescues cats by Philip Gonzalez
- Endal by Sandra and Allen Parton
- Haatchi and Little B: The inspiring true story of one boy and his dog by Wendy Holden
- Until Tuesday: A wounded warrior and the dog who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalvan
- Let Buster lead by Deborah Dozier Potter
- A dog named Boo: The underdog with the heart of gold by Lisa J. Edwards
- Thunder dog: The true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at ground zero by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory
- Partners for life: True stories of canine heroes by Jane Bidder
- Puppy chow is better than Prozac by Bruce Goldstein