"Sajaja taps into the latest trend for hobbyists with her winning coloring book. Her coloring book has art on only one side of the pages, which keeps the colors from bleeding through and makes them easier for framing. these are beautiful designs that seem to bloom right on the page, even without colors."
"A thorough and philosophical look at how to apply management strategies to dog training. Readers should be forewarned that the book’s prose can be dense. Another drawback is the lack of photos or visuals, which are essential for any dog training guide. For this niche audience willing to invest significant time, it offers a thought-provoking read."
"Veni, Vidi, Vici taps into the human desire to connect with the animal world nicely. Jackson knows her subject intimately, and that comes through loud and clear in Veni’s story."
"This is a lighthearted book “written” in the style of a newspaper advice column by a pair of Yorkshire Terriers who use the moniker “P.S. Pooch.” The terriers respond to questions from other four-legged “readers.”...The book should earn a grin from animal lovers. It would make a nice addition to a veterinarian’s waiting room."
"While the illustrations tell the story clearly, they are flat-looking and unexceptional. Additionally, the narrative includes some copyediting errors. These issues aside, Pebble is a generally well-told tale. It should draw in readers with its unique viewpoint of a young boy’s daily life."
"Readers who have decided to use a firearm for self-defense, and who can persevere through this book despite its narrative challenges, are likely to avoid becoming one of the all-too numerous statistics on gun mishaps and can even learn something that might save their lives."
"This book is generally well organized and includes a helpful Table of Contents and Glossary. Its narrow scope will limit its usefulness for architects, but those new to the topic may find it a helpful launching point for learning about shading solutions."
"'Official State Flowers and Trees: Their Unique Stories,' is an insightful excursion into the history of how the 50 states selected the flowers and trees they display on their emblems…The author has penned an excellent book that not only teaches readers something about their state flowers and trees, but keeps them entertained as it does so."
“In this age of hit-and-run dinners and busy parents too frenzied to focus on table etiquette, the book’s message is important, but the text needs some refining to reach its potential.”
“Candace L. Newland has produced an upbeat picture book about living with a disability…The book’s conceit is admirable, as is its message that “A disability isn’t such a bad thing to have after all.” But the cat’s visual observations undercut this otherwise lovely production significantly.”
Becoming Human is a complex tale that follows a variety of characters in the year 2163 as they stitch together the secrets of the planet Exilon 5 and its indigenous alien race.
"Ganny's Journal is not your ordinary "warm and fuzzy" dog-and-human-relationship book. Bettejeane Hammond, a holistic animal rehabilitation practitioner, has taken this animal memoir to a spiritual level."
A collection of valuable, if predictable, lessons from cute creatures.
In sum, while there are nuggets of information here that will prove useful to readers, other books have tackled the subject much more effectively and succinctly. Readers would do far better to read (or re-read) Hemingway and take it from there.
"This book aims to share the love of a family for a pair of dogs that were family themselves. The book requires a skilled editor to catch plentiful errors, including missing commas, repeated phrases, and a host of other grammatical missteps. It's likely to be enjoyed by family, friends and perhaps by some with a soft spot for an animal tale."
... flaws seriously hamper the appeal of the book, though Scorpion manages to charm when the focus is on Mathias.
“While the “DO NOT READ THE LAST CHAPTER” appearing throughout the cookbook creates a running joke warning readers to avoid the indulgent closing dessert recipes, lest they plan to “go to confession after you eat this,” it just might make men read to the end of this affable cookbook.”