Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles

Title: Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles

Author: Patricia Furstenberg

Published: October 31, 2017 by Patricia Furstenberg

Purchased: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. $0.99 on Kindle.


Blurb: 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.

Review: I would like to apologize to Patricia Furstenberg, first and foremost. I received this back in 2017, read and wrote my review in my journal on January 24, 2018, however, that’s when most of my reviews started getting affected by my lack of energy and downward spiral into the biggest slump I’ve ever had. So, again, I would like to apologize to her. I am very sorry that it’s taken me this long to write this review for you.

On to the review!

This was really cute. Very quick read, obviously something to read to a child or with a child, but enjoyable even for adults.

Now, something that had thrown me off was that the title of the book says ’12 months of rhymes…’ so, I was pretty much expecting poems that aimed to rhyme. I had to adjust my thought process on that when I saw there were only a few lines of rhymes because that’s what I was trying to read it as. when I adjusted though, it went very smooth.

I’m giving this a 4 star instead of a 5 because of the rhyming thing, but overall, I did like this little quick read of poems about a puppy’s life in its first year. I would most definitely recommend to parents wanting something cute and quick to read to their toddler.

Now that I know about a puppy’s first year, I feel like a book of poems about an older dog would be a great little sequel to it.

Thank you for reading my review.


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