Giveaway and Review: "Dog Trots Globe"

 As part of the "Dog Trots Globe" blog tour, I have my review of the book as well as a contest for a lucky reader to win their own copy!

by Sheron Long (and Chula!)
 
Publisher: OIC Books
Release Date: Nov 10, 2011
Source: sent by publicist and publisher

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:  

In this fun read — Chula, a 9-year-old Sheltie, shares her dog’s eye view of France. She sniffs around the boulangeries, lavender fields, and big outdoor markets of Provence. In Paris, she trots across the Seine, stands on her hind legs in awe of the Eiffel Tower, and attends opening night at a gallery. Through more than 150 color photographs, four videos, and Chula’s unique perspective, you’ll get a delightful view of Paris and Provence.

In the videos (built into the enhanced eBook for iPad and online for all customers), you’ll visit markets of Provence, see sheep in the streets, admire the sparkling Eiffel Tower, and take a glorious walk with Chula through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The book also includes a helpful Afterword with tips and suggestions for taking a dog to France
 

My Review:

In this adorable book, Chula, a Sheltie, recounts her experiences in Provence and Paris, France. There are beautiful photos of Chula and the sights that she comes across on her adventures. We even get to see the flight from her point of view. There are also adorable illustrations of Chula's world, in which she is the queen of course!

The print version of the book is such high quality, that it makes reading a pleasure. It's a hardback with full color photos and illustrations on every page. The pages are semi glossy and the substantial paper is a rare treat in books these days. It's the perfect book to curl up with a cup of tea and spend an hour or so reading.

The story doesn't have super deep or philosophical moments, it's just a sweet, relaxing read. I do like the over all message of stopping to smell the roses though! This book is written for adults, but I do think kids would enjoy it too. I think maybe it's something you could read together. Just a small warning, on the first page, there are a couple of mentions of a word similar to 'darn' :) Personally, I would have left those words out just to make the book 100% family friendly, since the rest of the book is suitable for all ages, and I think kids would really enjoy it.


Bottom Line: A high quality book with plenty of photos and illustrations, with a fun, relaxing dog's eye view of Paris and Provence. This would be a wonderful gift for dog lovers and readers who love France.

Here are a few examples of the fantastic photos you will find inside the book! All photos are used with permission, copyright c Sheron Long.

 photo copyright c Sheron Long
Chula at an Outdoor Provencal Market 

 copyright c Sheron Long
Chula at the Sault Fountain

 copyright c Sheron Long
Chula at a Sidewalk Cafe in France

 
 copyright c Sheron Long
Chula at the Hotel



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GIVEAWAY RULES:

The publicist has generously provided a print copy of "Dog Trots Globe" for a lucky follower of my blog!
All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :)
  • US and Canada only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Books will be mailed out by the publisher
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends Sun Dec 2
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

12 comments:

Diana Leigh said...

Sounds like a very fun read! I agree with you - they should have left out the "d" word to make it kid friendly. Nice review!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

How adorable! this really does sound like a fun book. I think my sister would enjoy it b/c she's actually been to France.

-Lauren

Karen said...

awww Chula looks like my Beau!

My guys have been to NC and New England. Not quite as impressive but they're good travelers.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog) said...

Love the pictures!
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds cute. My nieces have a sheltie and he is adorable.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

The photos are adorable and the book sound so cute!!!
I'm glad it was nice, too!! Thanks for putting this book in my radar-

Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

Any book setting in France gets my attention but this one truly looks so cute!

rubynreba said...

I'd love to read Chula's view of France! Sounds like a fun book.

fdigsby said...

I'm jealous of Chula. I would love to go to France.

felecia@twinoaksfl.org

Paula said...

This sounds like a really cute book!
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Janet Boyanton said...

Sounda like a fun book.

Alicia Sparks said...

I love the photographs!

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