on August 25, 2007
What do you get when you take a Pug named Wilson who is trained in the art of Tao, is a famous canine philosopher, and who must advise his successor, Homer, in the ways of Taoism? You get Wilson the Pug, soon to be Master of the Taoist Pug lineage, who must impart his wisdom upon young Homer. And how better to do this than through letters to the budding protege, accompanied by photos to document the ways of Tao--and the ways of a Pug.
LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG is the third book in the Wilson the Pug series, following THE TAO OF PUG and HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Along with talented animal photographer Nancy Levine, Wilson attempts to help his soon-to-be Tao successor learn everything he needs to know through letters and accompanying photographs.
What a wonderful book! Beautiful photographs and laugh-out-loud letters that give new meaning to the phrase "it's a dog's life," LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Whether you're five or one-hundred and five, you won't go wrong with this gorgeous book. I actually read it to my children, ages five and nine, and both loved it. Although the five-year-old was more interested in the pictures (from cute to hilarious to everything in between), my son thought the letters were interesting, as well. In his words, the writer has a "great imagination." I couldn't agree more!
Be sure to pick up a copy of this book for all the dog lovers on your Holiday shopping list, for your children, or just for yourself. The discipline of Tao comes alive, as does the world of Wilson and Homer. An absolutely beautiful, entertaining book!
Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"