Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Doggies)

This book was not as entertaining as I had hoped. The premise was there, 50 letters with pictures written by dogs to their pack leaders helping them out and encouraging them to find the well-meaning intentions in their misdeeds.

The pictures are cute, but the writing is forced, as if Jeremy Greenberg, a columnist and comedian, is trying too hard for a joke.

When I first came across this book, I was remembering the Bad Dog series and had high hopes that this would be in that same fashion. Unfortunately, it is not.

I am not sure what audience this would work for, the title is wrong for children and the humor is just not there for adults. With only 65 pages, I would recommend giving it a once over at the bookstore, but there really isn’t any need to put out $10 for this one time silly venture.

5 comments:

Karen Joan said...

Sounds like a miss. Thanks for the warning.

katknit said...

Stellar review, N!

DuhBearsFan said...

Oh, well. A swing and a miss is what it sounds like. Good review!

mike draper said...

Think I'll pass but I did like your review and do enjoy the book's title.
Mike

Kris said...

The title makes it sound very cute..sorry to hear it didn't live up to it.