Friday, January 28, 2011

JoJo: A Dog's Tale Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

JoJo: A Dog's Tale: an Autobiography 

I look at my dog, who is so full of personality, and often wonder what he is thinking. Do dog's have complex thoughts like humans? Do they experience emotions like humans?  JoJo: A Dog's Tale: an Autobiography takes you inside the mind of a Yorkie Poo while he "tells" you the story of his life. You meet JoJo in a pet store and follow him through his life to include many ups (such as meeting his mate, Lily, and having a baby, Coconut) and downs (to include being abused and abandoned). 

The book is written as an autobiography and is published by Banbury Publishing. Sande Donahue, a free-lance writer, adopted JoJo. She contacted Dr. Kim Ogden, a nationally renowned animal communicator, and together, the three of them were able to develop JoJo's autobiography

The book is a light read and is mildly entertaining,  yet not for someone who enjoys being intellectually stimulated. It would be a good book for a young reader or even to be read to younger children. It can help children understand how important it is to treat your pets right and how much responsibility it is to have a dog. The message of the book is that dogs are not emotionless and thoughtless beings, they are very similar to humans.

It was interesting to consider how a dog views the world and does make me think more about the way my dog tries to communicate with me using barking and body language. I did find that as I was reading the book that I wanted to be closer to my own dog.   There were parts of the book I could have done without, like JoJo's telepathic conversations with "Big Dog" who was physically nowhere near JoJo.  There was a problem with the editing of the book as the gender of JoJo's puppy alternated between being female to being male.  Despite these issue, I did find that I cared enough about JoJo, Lily, and Coconut to keep reading in order to make sure that they got the happy ending they deserved.

Buy it here: You can purchase JoJo: A Dog's Tale from the book's website or from Amazon for $12.95.

Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader is going to win a copy of "JoJo: A Dog's Tale"

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Mandatory Entry:  Tell me in what ways your dog communicates to you! Don't have a dog? Then tell me why you want to win this book.

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The winner will be selected on 2/7  via random.org and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
   
I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.

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54 comments:

debbie said...

If she's bored, she will chew up something, if she wants attention she will sit and look at me.
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Liza767 said...

my dogs bark lol i have 3 Zoey Pomeranian Charlie Jack Russel Max Rottweiler

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I have a pet rat & he communicates with sweet little rat kisses and snuggling.

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My dog gives me "the look" when he wants to go out!
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Think about it said...

i have a lab puppy and shes so cute. she whimpers and goes to door and stares at it.. or comes to my elbow with her wet nose and tells me she wants more water.

deb c said...

I don't have a dog(we have cats), but, you only have to be an animal lover to enjoy this book.
I want to win because my good friend loves and has dogs and I know she'd enjoy reading it.
By the way, my cats communicate with me.
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Benita said...

My dog rattles her leash and then sits at the door. This means she wants to go outside.

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Mama Zen said...

My dog communicates with his beautiful eyes!

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Niecey said...

I don't have a dog. I want to win this because my daughter loves dog stories.
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Sarah said...

Besides barking? He comes up and paws my leg when he wants to go out (no sitting at the door for him)

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my dog communicates with her tail, body, and barks!

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Anonymous said...

This would be for my little sister, who has a canine!

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Samantha said...

my dog climbs into my lap when he wants attention. my dog is 87 pounds, LOL

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Marci J said...

I have 2 dogs - they tell me when they want a walk by looking very sad and dejected. They love their walks and keep me fit and healthy!

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My dog lets me know she wants food by running to me, giving a couple of sharp barks, then running to the food dish.
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When she wants something she will follow me and bounde up and down.

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JeansandTs said...

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I have Min Pins. It is my youngest dog that is a miracle communicater. She has a way of letting me know when my diabetes is acting up and my blood sugar is too high! I love her even more for helping me out.