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Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences
     

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences

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by Jane Hanser
 

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Joey Hanser, a very handsome Labrador Retriever, lives along the route of the Boston Marathon and loves to run. He also has endless amounts of energy and curiosity and also needs to explore. To do so, however, he must escape from the family yard and home - again and again. While his creative escapologies win him admiration from all, they also land him in big

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Joey Hanser, a very handsome Labrador Retriever, lives along the route of the Boston Marathon and loves to run. He also has endless amounts of energy and curiosity and also needs to explore. To do so, however, he must escape from the family yard and home - again and again. While his creative escapologies win him admiration from all, they also land him in big trouble. The trouble more than doubles when his human mom wakes up one morning and finds him gone. Has his insatiable sense of discovery lead him to gratification? Or to danger? In Dogs Don't Look Both Ways, author Jane Hanser presents an adventure-filled and endearing coming-of-age story about a dog and his family, and about one journey that nobody could predict. Based on a true story.

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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 exposé 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 the...dog. 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."
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"... 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

The Children's Book ReviewBianca Schulze - Bianca Schulze
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... Dogs Don't Look Both Ways is 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 as dog owners, through Joey's voice.
The Midwest Book Review - Willis Buehle
Dogs Don't Look Both Ways... is based on the personal memories of a husband, wife, and their beloved chocolate Labrador Joey; ,,, and the colorful storytelling might best be dubbed "reality-based fiction". The exuberant, loving and trusting personality of Joey shines through, as Dogs Don't Look Both Ways is narrated from his canine perspective. Dog lovers everywhere will see a little bit of Joey in their own pets and their daily lives in this wonderful and heartfelt reminiscence.
Just Labradors Magazine - Jill LaCross
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. Joey takes us on those adventures in an enjoyable, easy to read, pithy personal exposé of being a Labrador."
Pam's Book Reviews - Pam Ferrari
Dogs Don't Look Both Ways...is an absolutely delightful story of her adventurous dog....it is a heart-warming tale of the love and dedication between a dog and his people (Mum and Dad) It is also very suitable for children. Jane's writing is as enjoyable as Joey's story. While I am certain Joey dictated the story to Jane it was Jane's writing skills that polished the book."

Beautiful and clear descriptions associated with scenery, change of seasons and all the sights, sounds
Dog Evals - Skye Anderson
I like just about everything about Dogs Don't Look Both Ways!...Dogs is a great beach read or plane book..Dogs is so well written that I invite those skeptical dog-author dislikers to check this book out. You might just love it like I did... Get it and read it over and over.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991514908
Publisher:
Software for Students
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Hanser's poetry and essays have been published in numerous print and online journals. She has developed software to teach writing, authored an English grammar book and taught English as a Second Language at City University of New York (CUNY). In her other life, she is involved in many and varied community activities, principally feeding the needy, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and literacy. She lives, works and plays in Newton, MA, but she wishes she had more time for play and spent less time on work and mending fences.

Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC
Director, Emergency and Critical Care, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA

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Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways is a fictionalized memoir written by Jane Hanser. It’s Joey’s story from the time he was born, along with his eight other brothers and sisters to mother Cocoa. Joey is a Labrador retriever. His bloodlines are quite distinguished with a number of champion hunters and field labs in his ancestry. Joey lived happily with his dog family until each puppy went to their new human families. One day, there was just he and his sister left, and then him. Joey’s human family came by to visit with him, and then they took him home with them. There was Mom and Dad, and his new human sister, Vivi, whom he slept with at night. As he grew a little bigger, Dad started taking him out on morning runs, which were wonderful. Every day presents new opportunities for Joey to spend time with Mom and Dad and to explore the world around him. There’s a reason why Labrador retrievers are the most popular dog in the US, and Jane Hanser’s entertaining and original fictionalized memoir, Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways, will have those who are lucky enough to have a Lab in their families smiling with recognition at Joey’s story, and those who aren’t, thinking about adopting a rescue Lab. Hanser’s story is charming and well-written, and, most importantly, it’s an insightful look into the thought processes of a highly intelligent and resourceful dog breed. Labs are curious and love adventures, and they need lots of human interaction. I’m fortunate to have two wonderful Labrador retrievers in my family, and 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. Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways is highly recommended.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that DOGS DON'T LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jane Hanser is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!