Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Review: 'Unleashed' by Lisa Wogan

Unleashed: Climbing Canines, Hiking Hounds, Fishing Fidos, and Other Daring Dogs by Lisa Wogan, 2007, Skipstone, $16.95, hardbound, 79 pages. Category/Genre: animals. Cover: cool. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.


A celebration of sporting canines, this book has profiles of a number of dogs who find joy in action. With each profile are some colour photographs, the name of the dog or dogs, and the sport involved. 

Sports include 'Extreme Sprinkler' (jumping around chasing the water from a sprinkler), 'Skijorers' (a Scandanavian sport that combines mushing with cross-country skiing), 'Hiker,' and 'Innertuber' (hanging about in an innertube). 

Whether in groups or by themselves, these dogs know how to have a good time, and it's fun for the reader to learn how they do it. The text is clever and canine-friendly; anyone who loves animals will get a kick out of this book. 

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