Friday 16 November 2012

Book ~ "Dog Trots Globe" (2011) Sheron Long

From Goodreads ~ In this fun read — Chula, a 9-year-old Sheltie, shares her dog’s eye view of France. She sniffs around the boulangeries, lavender fields, and big outdoor markets of Provence. In Paris, she trots across the Seine, stands on her hind legs in awe of the Eiffel Tower, and attends opening night at a gallery. Through more than 150 color photographs, four videos, and Chula’s unique perspective, you’ll get a delightful view of Paris and Provence.

In the videos (built into the enhanced eBook for iPad and online for all customers), you’ll visit markets of Provence, see sheep in the streets, admire the sparkling Eiffel Tower, and take a glorious walk with Chula through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The book also includes a helpful Afterword with tips and suggestions for taking a dog to France.

I love dogs.  I love travelling.

This book is written by Chula Wula D'Auge  ... she even has her own Facebook page where you can find contests and free ebooks.

Chula, whose first name means "pretty" in Spanish, is a 9-year-old, 30-pound Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) with a true sense of adventure. Whether chasing squirrels in her backyard in Carmel Valley, California, or evicting feline squatters from her backyard in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Chula gives it her all. She's always ready to drop everything and go on a trip to town or across the globe. And she does it all with that lovely Sheltie smile. 

It is Chula's account of her recent trip to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Paris.  There are lots of colourful pictures (including lots of Chula).  One of my favs was of a lavender field in Sault ... lots of purple and it was shot using a shallow depth of field.

Not only are there lots of great pictures but there is also information.  For example did you know the Eiffel Tower is painted in three different colours of brown ... darker at the bottom and lighter at the top?

At the back there is an Afterward which gives you the information you need if you want to take your dog to France (what size carrier to buy, the documentation you'll need, etc.).

It's a quick cute read.  It was fun getting a tour from a dog's perspective.

If you'd like your own copy, you can buy it here.

I  received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.


Rita T. said...

Fantastic review, Teena!

Isabel said...

this looks like a cute book.

Renee C. said...

I like your review of the book Teena! It's been fun hopping around to see what other blog tour participatns are saying. Thanks for visiting us! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Very cute book, Izzy :)

Teresa said...

Sounds like a very cute story.

Masshole Mommy said...

What a cute idea for a book!!

LeeAnn said...

Sounds like a great little book - AND I had Collies growing up - two!
Love the picures!