Book Reviews

Review by Pacific Book Review

There is a very good reason why so many people say that dogs are man's best friend. As Emily Dickinson once said, “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” This sentiment is explored thoroughly, especially from the dog's point of view, in author Marcella Bursey Brooks' novel, Four Dogs and Their Tales.

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Review by Kirkus Review

In Brooks’ addictive novel, four delightful canines and their human parents find joy and competition in dog agility training. Brooks amusingly shares the thoughts of all four precocious pups as well as their often lengthy “conversations” with one another, producing some of the most entertaining portions of the narrative. She also includes extensive detail about the rules and procedures for dog agility contests, including routines, point systems, and minutiae of each of the attended competitions. A good agility primer—and an imaginative escape for dog lovers.

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Review by BlueInk Review

In this largely light-hearted tale, four dogs and their “moms and dads” shed light on the events in the daily life of dogs—and their parents. The story opens with the viewpoints of four dogs as they contemplate their situations.

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