Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog

Downward Dog

Perfect for fans of the series, like me, this book contains about 35 haikus written by Martin the dog on the show. The haikus vary from funny to frightening to romantic. Not only will you see your dog’s feelings in them (the horrible ending after a car ride to the vet) but also your own. How many people other than me can relate to this example from the book:

Shame: all the food has
vanished before I notice
I started eating

The illustrations assist the reader’s understanding of the haikus and in one instance replace the haiku.

This book is great for dog lovers. It would also be a good book to read to children to encourage them to empathize, instead of terrorize, their new doggy brother or sister.

I received this book from Net Galley but that has not impacted my review.

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June 19th, 2017 by
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