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A Book For Sad Pets by Kristin Tipping
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A Book For Sad Pets (edition 2019)

by Kristin Tipping (Author)

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Title:A Book For Sad Pets
Authors:Kristin Tipping (Author)
Info:Uncivilized Books (2019), 40 pages
Collections:Cat Lady Library, I Read This, Your library
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brb gonna go walk my doggo and give him all the treats and belly rubs okay

(Full disclosure: I received a free book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewers program.)

Hey.

Tell me I'm pretty.

Tell me I'm smart.

Tell me I am of value to someone.

Please, tell me I'll be alright.


I really don't know what to make of A Book For Sad Pets.*

If the mere thought of your furred, feathered, or scaled family member in pain - physical, mental, emotional, you name it - is like a knife to the heart, then A Book For Sad Pets is murder by fourteen stabs. (I counted.)

If, on the other hand, you think nothing of buying a designer dog to specs, like she's a new Ford pickup or a set of custom kitchen cabinets; crow about how your dog is a member of the family...who you keep chained outside 24/7; or dump your senior doggo off at the pound because his incontinence is too much of an inconvenience for you - then this book is meant for you, even if odds are 99.9999% that you'll dismiss it as sentimental librul snowflake nonsense.

I guess maybe the best audience is children, whose minds are still malleable and open to some compassionate guidance?

I fall into the first camp (obvs) and, while it depressed the h*ck out of me, it's also a welcome reminder to put down my iPad/Kindle/keyboard/comic book every now and again and show my remaining nonhuman family members just how much I love and cherish them.

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"Please, please tell me that you will always think of me."

* Especially the Goldy panel. It seems pretty tragic, as though Goldy's people view their dogs as interchangeable, but I'll be damned if they aren't also thinking of Goldy 1 and Goldy 2, as Goldy 3 implores. SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS, PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU. THE GOLDIES FOR REAL HAUNTING MY DREAMS.

http://www.easyvegan.info/2019/07/02/a-book-for-sad-pets-by-kristin-tipping/ ( )
  smiteme | Apr 20, 2019 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Illustrations are cute and I think my granddaughter would enjoy them. But the message is a little too depressing. When I show her this book, I will "read" a more uplifting message to go along with the pictures. Seems to be a better message for older children. I don't think it will be seen by that target age because it looks like a book for little children. ( )
  suzieqmckernan | Apr 13, 2019 |
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A short but sweet book that is a reminder of how we should love and appreciate our pets. I read this to my 3 yr old grandson and he loved the illustrations. Colorful and simple enough for the youngest pet lovers to learn how to treat our beloved family members. ( )
  Marmie7 | Apr 12, 2019 |
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I loved the illustrations of this book! I didn't mind the message of the book, but my children who are 7 and 9 didn't take to it. They liked looking at the pictures as well, but even though they love dogs and our furry little pal, it just didn't hit home. I have a hard time understanding who exactly this book would excite. ( )
  aheath | Apr 11, 2019 |
A beautiful little book that teaches a sad lesson of rejection and the need for acceptance. My heart is broken. ( )
  PensiveCat | Apr 11, 2019 |
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