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Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences by [Hanser, Jane]
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Length: 162 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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"With a humorous voice and multiple anecdotes, Joey, a chocolate Labrador who enjoys digging and escaping beyond his home's fence, provides an entertaining narration for both children and adults... (A) great choice for soon-to-be pet owners, as well as dog lovers of all ages. Any pet owner that has ever nursed an ill dog will have full appreciation for Hanser's retelling of her family's personal journey.. through Joey's voice..." -The Children's Book Review ..". (T)he colorful storytelling might best be dubbed "reality-based fiction..". Dog lovers everywhere will see a little bit of Joey in their own pets and their daily lives, in this wonderful and heartfelt reminiscence." -The Midwest Book Review "Author Jane Hanser gives us a Lab with a voice, a dog with character - and having character is a must for a Labrador... Life wouldn't be the same - or the bond truly tested - without a few adventures thrown in (that) Joey takes us on... in an enjoyable, easy to read, pithy personal expose of being a Labrador." -Just Labs Magazine ..". excellently penned, grammatically sound, and structurally brilliant.. (O)ne simply becomes more and more drawn into his story. (E)njoyable and educational read for persons both large and small. I can see why this work is a 2015 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE." -Great Indie Authors ..".a delightful and charmingly intelligent story, told through the eyes of Joey the dog, but the style is never coy or condescending. Highly recommended to dog lovers and everyone else." -Jonathan D. Scott, author, The Woman in the Wilderness ..".(G)o ahead and grab this beautifully written book, get comfortable and enjoy a few hours in Joey's world. You will not be disappointed!" -The Avid Book Collector "You don't have to be a dog lover to fall in love with Joey. Just spend a day by his side-running through snowy woods; plotting escape from a fenced-in yard; searching for new friends, new adventures, new possibilities for mischief... Jane Hanser gives us a fascinating glimpse into... a world so filled with love and hope and high spirits that you may never want to leave." -Pesi Dinnerstein, Author, A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys "It's a combination Pet Memoir and Pet Parenting book that gives us the skinny on the ins and outs of daily life through the eyes of a precocious chocolate Lab named Joey... All in all, an enjoyable read that will have you rooting for It'll warm your heart at the pure joy he takes in the simplest of things while making you catch your breath as the unthinkable comes close to happening. You'll share the frustrations he and his family experience on his road to recovery while learning a thing or two that you can carry off the page and share with the pet in your life. Recommended read for early YA readers through adults." Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers ..". charming and well-written, and, most importantly, it's an insightful look into the thought processes of a highly intelligent and resourceful dog breed... Joey's story, both the good and the not-so-good things, resonated strongly. I especially enjoyed reading Joey's descriptions of the runs and hikes he takes with his family and the wildlife they see along the way, and seeing the pictures that Hanser includes with the text... (H)ighly recommended." -Readers Favorite "Yes, he knows the rules. He just chooses to circumvent them, in his quest for new adventures... One day, Joey's enthusiasm and energy gets him into real trouble... He doesn't understand, or he doesn't want to understand, why things have changed. He also manages to teach his mom and dad how to listen to what he's trying to say. The growth in the bond between Joey and his family is amazing to watch. Animal lovers are sure to enjoy this heartfelt story of an amazing dog... (A) wonderful glimpse into ten years in the life of a delightful dog." -Long and Short Reviews"

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Joey is an irrepressibly energetic, curious and gregarious chocolate Labrador Retriever who lives along the route of the Boston Marathon. He also loves to run and run - and has an insatiable sense of discovery. Will this lead him to gratification - or to danger? Preparing his shenanigans well in advance, Joey discretely makes his move early one morning, a move that forever changes his life and the lives of his mom and dad - his running partner - and leaves them to pick up the pieces. This heartwarming book, now a 2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree for Literary Fiction, narrates a true story with a unique voice.

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways is a true story about freedom, rules and boundaries, communication, and, of course, our dependence on the kindness of others.

Appropriate for all adults and for children 5th grade and up.

"Joey Hanser is a very handsome Labrador Retriever who has endless amounts of energy and curiosity. His need to explore outside his boundaries offered him opportunities to meet new friends (and get treats!), but it also led to a horrible accident that could have had a sad ending. But with Joey's determination and the love and support of his parents, (he) learns that maybe, just maybe, some of those rules are important and if the rules are broken, then there are consequences." The Avid Book Collector

"When reading a book about animals there is always that slight apprehension that 'This is not going to end well!' As a dog and cat lover I have read books in the past and have had to buy in boxes of tissues and chocolate to get to the end.. I am delighted to say that those extreme measures are not required for this book.. All the chocolate that you need is Joey himself who is of the Labrador variety..." writes Sally Cronin, "Smorgasbord - Variety Is the Spice of Life."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1943 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ivy Books (10 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JM02DM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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