Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Review - GoD and DoG by Wendy Francisco

TITLE:    GoD and DoG
AUTHOR/EDITOR:    Wendy Francisco
INFO:    Hardback, Fiction, 50 pages
PUBLISHED:   Center Street/Hachette Book Group, 2010
ISBN#:   978-1-59995-379-3
HOW'D I GET IT:   Received from Publisher for Review

GoD and DoG is a phenomenon. First appearing on YouTube, the video of Wendy Francisco's charming animated illustrations and moving song tells of the unconditional love of both God and Dog.

With over 2 million YouTube viewings to date, Francisco's story appeals to all ages, to animal enthusiasts, to people of religious persuasions, and especially to anyone who has been loved by a dog.

Now in book format, Wendy's touching narrative will be expanded on through additional lyrics, illustrations, photographs and some of the powerful mail that is continually being sent to Francisco.

MY TAKE:   I was first directed to the YouTube version of this charming book sometime last year by a blogging friend who is also an avid/rabid animal lover like myself.  This amazingly touching two minute video made me bawl like a baby.  It is such a simple, happy message that grabs you and stays with you.  When I found out there was a book being made, I put it on my MUST HAVE list immediately.

Sweet illustrations accompany the verse in this hardbound version of the Internet sensation.  It is a wonderful tribute to our faithful friends that is a must have for ANY dog owner.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this darling book for all ages and I have already purchased a couple of copies to give as gifts.  In fact it has inspired me to create a new feature here on One Book Shy for "Gift-Worthy Books" ~ it's the first on the list! (Can you tell I LOVE THIS BOOK?)
MY RATING:    5/5 - my rating doesn't go high enough, it's a 10

WHERE TO BUY IT:    Amazon, IndieBound, The Book Depository
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