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The Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparkyby Joe Garden and Janet Ginsburg and Chris Pauls and Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman
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A laugh-out-loud funny, illustrated guide for — and by — dogs, this book teaches canines how to do the very activities that human society says are wrong.
The Dangerous Book for Dogs asks a simple question: isn't there more to being a dog than wearing a mini cashmere sweater and riding around in a $400 evening clutch? What about the simple pleasures of life — feeling the wind in your fur, digging up the grass beneath your paws, smelling another dog's butt? Isn't that part of the great joy of being a dog?
Written (with help) by dogs and for dogs, The Dangerous Book For Dogs provides insight on everything from the tastiest styles of shoes to chew to the proper method for terrorizing squirrels. It also contains portraits of noble dogs throughout history, the mysteries of cats and humans, and everything else your dog ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask–like how to make toys out of human's household items, or how to escape from a humiliating reindeer costume.
Generously illustrated with drawings by cartoonist Emily Flake, this hilarious parody is for good dogs, bad dogs, and the millions of people who love them.
Rex and Sparky wrote this parody without authorization (because they are dogs and they do what they want.)
"This gentle parody of the bestselling Dangerous Book for Boys-identical in look and tone to its source material-offers an often funny, surprisingly insightful take on dog behavior that's sure to resonate with the Spot set. With the 'assistance' of their human companions, canine authors Rex and Sparky relate practical and authoritative information on topics simple (baths, fleas, bones, poop, 'things you can chase') and complex: the rules of fetch (it's not officially over until a player earns 17,572 points), tips on crotch sniffing (under the heading 'How to Make Your Owner Look Like an Idiot') and a critical guide to frequently ingested items (vomit and poop receive top marks; rocks and keys rank considerably lower). Among more than 50 short entries, the authors seem to have thought of everything, including escape tips for humiliating costumes, stirring true stories ('Great Dog Battles-Part Two: Pepper vs. A Patch of Light') and even a report on Pavlov (written by his two dogs). Though it occasionally pushes the envelope of good taste ('mounting a bitch is never as simple as it seems'), this goofy, gleeful guide to the dog life will tickle anyone with a soft spot for canines." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Joe Garden's story of being plucked from the obscurity of a Madison liquor store and thrust into the obscurity of byline-free satire writing has become legend. He has been a writer for The Onion for ten years.
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