Connie’s Book Club—Summer 2015
Hit the beach with a good dog and a good book
Hudson in Provence
American pup Hudson is back in France, this time vacationing in Provence and you’ll wish you were there with him! Hudson is looking to find his purpose, but it is only when he stops trying to be like other dogs that he learns just what that is. Prepare to be enchanted by this little dog abroad and the charming illustrations of his French adventures. A delightful story for animal lovers young and old alike!
Stepdog: A Memoir
In Stepdog, author Mireya Navarro looks back at her real-life struggles to blend families after she meets the man of her dreams. The biggest obstacle to her newfound happiness? Her husband’s dog, Eddie. She struggles to deal with this demanding dog, but ultimately finds that her family would be incomplete without him.
Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel
In Ellie’s Story, Ellie, a search and rescue dog finds that those in need of rescue are not always pinned by rubble or trapped in a building—her handlers, a widower named Jakob and a lonely woman named Maya, need her help too. This Young Adult novel is a must-read for young animal lovers.
Talking with Dogs and Cats: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals
Deepen your understanding of your dog with Tim Link’s insightful book, Talking with Dogs and Cats. Link unpacks interspecies communication to help solve behavioural problems. His keen comprehension of animals’ feelings and personalities is inspiring.
Good Dog, Happy Baby: Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Child
Dog trainer Michael Wombacher offers easy to follow advice for preparing your first child (your dog) for the arrival of your baby. Good Dog, Happy Baby helps families navigate this tricky transition time, ensuring everyone in your family is prepared, happy, and healthy. If you’re expecting or know someone who is, this is a must read.
The Dog Who Saved Summer
Here’s one for the whole family! Pop in this just released DVD for put-a-smile-on-your-face viewing. The Dog Who Saved Summer, the sixth installment in this heartwarming family, is a guaranteed hit with kids of all ages. When former police K-9 Zeus accidentally destroys an important party, the Bannister family decides it’s time to send him to obedience school. But classes start off on the wrong paw, and the Banister children, fearing the pound may be his next stop, decide to enlist help from a janitor who teaches them his unique training methods. Add in a familiar trio of bumbling burglars that must be stopped and Zeus and the children have their task cut out for them!
Rescue Me: Tales of Rescuing the Dogs Who Became Our Teachers, Healers, and Always Faithful Friends
This heartwarming, inspiring book shares a touching collection of stories about the love, commitment, healing, twists of fate, and ultimately the bond that comes from finding your canine soul mate. As this book illustrates (and as many of us can attest!), rescued dogs more often than not go on to rescue their people right back. These lovely stories will resonate with many.
No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII
This extraordinary true story of survival and friendship between a man and a dog concerns the incredible story of WWII’s only canine POW, a purebred Pointer named Judy, and Frank Williams, a Royal Air Force technician. The two meet in a Japanese internment camp, where Judy is a beacon of hope for the prisoners. This remarkable account of the unshakable bond formed between these two demonstrates the love and devotion to be found even in the worst circumstances. If you’re looking for a story that movingly illustrates the depth of the bond between people and animals, this is it.