Whenever readers talk about books and dogs, one that always comes up is John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley: In Search of America. It's a book that serves multiple purposes: not only does it give a penetrating, if often depressing, view of the way we were in 1960, but it introduces into the American canon a delightful standard poodle who served as ice-breaker, alter ego, and general companion to Steinbeck on his journey. Outfitted in a well-packed pickup truck (the amount of liquor Steinbeck bought before he set out on his three-month camping trip was staggering to me), Steinbeck and Charley set off to explore the American zeitgeist, from the Northeast to the California redwoods, from Maine to New Orleans. It's often not a pretty picture, but having Charley along for the ride more than makes up for it.
What Happened When I Exclusively Read Books with Dogs on the Cover
"Breeds: A Canine Compendium" (Flatiron Books) by Fenella Smith and The Brothers McLeod: At first glance, this appears to be a charming little book with doodlelike drawings and short summaries of more than 100 types of dogs. But Smith and her brothers Greg and Miles also educate. Who knew one of the most popular dogs in Britain back in the day was the now-gone Talbot?
Going To The Dogs: Books With Bark And Bite : NPR
However many cats hang out in famous writers' homes, there are probably more dogs in books. Maybe it's easier to portray pooches because they tend to interact with humans more than cats do. Who knows? I love dogs, but I'm more of a cat person who has lived with six felines over the years.
21 Dogs With Books Who Are Too Cute For Words - BuzzFeed
I read dog books for weeks on end, but finally decided that, at some point, I needed to decide I was done. There are simply too many books about dogs to read them all, but I have now read a lot of them, and here is my list of the best dog books for children - the pick of the litter, you might say… that I have read. Of course, I couldn’t do a list of best dog books without including a few grown up books that I love, so they are on the list too! I hope you find this list helpful, and I invite you to send me the names of your favorites if they somehow aren’t featured here! Enjoy!!In the famous words of Groucho Marx, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Jokes aside, books are great company, and the fictional dogs we read about as children stick with us until we’re old dogs ourselves.