*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: As engaging as a tail wag.
Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favorite furry friends, “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humor we always knew our dogs possessed.
Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through such pondering as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?”
A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends. The poems are grouped in: Questions, Colors, Musings and Haiku.
As Good As Gold is a sweet, simple book of poetry that explores the world of dog’s from their own innocent and beatific viewpoint.
The book is split into sections, and I found the poems under Questions and Colours particularly appropriate for little ones just learning about nature, colours, seasons and wildlife.
All of the poems are suitable for animal lovers, obviously dog-lovers especially, and there is a joy in nature that permeates the whole collection: rain, frogs, long grass; Patricia Furstenberg is clearly a fan of the outdoor life!
My personal favourite was, appropriately, ‘Dog or Book?’, as an active pet discovers the pleasures to be found in my own favourite pastime! The Haiku section at the end is lovely as well, and got Minishine happily working on her own attempts.
This book would make a lovely gift for a dog lover of any age. It is a quick and easy introduction to both poetry and nature that sings with an innocent joy in life.
A yellow flower
No scent and no stalk either.
First spring butterfly.
– Patricia Furstenberg, As Good As Gold
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