Friday, October 6, 2017

Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes & Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg – Book Review

Book: Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles
Author: Patricia Furstenberg
Independently Published with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Publication date: 31 October 2017
Target audience: 2 and up
Genre: Children's, Animals, Humour


A puppy's first year is filled with findings, wiggles and laughter.
Puppies squirm in all the odd places, sniff all the strange objects, lick everything they can and find something to splash into even when we don't want them to!

This book of poems explores the first year of a puppy's life, going through an adventure after the other, one month at a time.

Puppy's first days, puppy's first weeks in a new home, puppy's encounters with snow and the school bag, puppy's duty to protect... What happens when puppy is full of good intentions, yet his actions go wrong?

Read the rhymes and laugh with your little one.

Book Review by Nadaness In Motion

Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg is a fun, exciting, adorable, and a must-read children's book.

Chapters are divided into months, in the form of puppy paws at the beginning, each a phase in the puppy's life until it turns one.

Contents Page from Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes & Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg 

With lots of colours, lots of love, humour, and puppies, children will want to read this book over and over and over.

Having lived with dogs her whole life, it's no wonder Patricia Furstenberg would choose a puppy to be centrepiece in this book.

I loved how the puppy referred to its human owner/friend as a "human pup".

"My human pup was there
And we spent the day together"

Loved the chapter where the puppy learns that it will get a name but has no idea what a name is. It was funny and innocent like children themselves.

Grown up or not, Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles is a must-read for children that will teach them love and tenderness towards animals.

Overall rating: 5 stars

Note: I received an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this book from its author in exchange for an honest review.

Note 2: Above images are courtesy from the author, Patricia Furstenberg.

Note 2: The hard copy version has more colours and font-play than the e-version.

Purchase link:

Order Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes & Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg.

About the Author:
Patricia Furstenberg came to writing through reading. She is known to carry a book or pen and paper everywhere she goes.
Patricia enjoys writing for children because she can take abstract, grown-up concepts and package them in attractive, humorous, child-friendly words and pictures, while adding sensitivity and lots of love. What fuels her is a need to write and… coffee, “None. Plus? Five cups.”
After completing her Medical Degree in Romania, she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children, and their dogs.

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