By: Joel Zadak
Publisher: Publications International
Publication Date: April 2007
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: October 26, 2010
Yes, it only takes a few minutes to read. Yes, there are a lot of “cutsie” dog books on the market. Yes, it’s silly and you probably have better things to spend your money on. So why should you buy this book? Because, if you love dogs, you’ll get several good chuckles out of If Dogs Could Talk. And who couldn’t use a few good laughs nowadays?
If Dogs Could Talk is full of great sayings that all dog owners have likely suspected their dogs were thinking at one time or another. One dog begs, “Wanna go outside? Let’s go outside. Can we go outside? We should go outside. Have you been outside?” while another pleads, “Drop it. Drop it. Drop it. Drop it. Come on, drop it.” There’s the guilty little chihuahua standing at the top of the stairs suggesting to those looking up from below, “Uh, you guys might want to sleep downstairs tonight,” while the coach potato moans, “I don’t care how much they paid for the couch. I slept on the old one and I’m sleeping on this one.”
While the sayings are funny, it’s the combination with the adorable dog photos that really set this book apart. Taken by various photographers, most photos seem to focus on the dogs’ eyes which say so much. From the guilty looking basset to the german shepherd on squirrel patrol, these photos are winners.
Quill says: The perfect gift for dog lovers of all ages and especially for those who need a little pick-me-up and a loving wet nose to get them through the day.