Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky

Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky

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A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD PARODY: AN lLLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR--AND BY--DOGS, UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF DOGHOOD AND TEACHING THEM HOW TO DO THE VERY ACTIVITIES THAT HUMAN SOCIETY SAYS ARE WRONG.

The Dangerous Book for Dogs asks a simple question: isn't there more to being a dog than wearing a mini cashmere sweater and riding around in a $400 evening clutch? What about the

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A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD PARODY: AN lLLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR--AND BY--DOGS, UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF DOGHOOD AND TEACHING THEM HOW TO DO THE VERY ACTIVITIES THAT HUMAN SOCIETY SAYS ARE WRONG.

The Dangerous Book for Dogs asks a simple question: isn't there more to being a dog than wearing a mini cashmere sweater and riding around in a $400 evening clutch? What about the simple pleasures of life -- feeling the wind in your fur, digging up the grass beneath your paws, smelling another dog's butt? Isn't that part of the great joy of being a dog?

Written (with help) by dogs and for dogs, The Dangerous Book For Dogs provides insight on everything from the tastiest styles of shoes to chew to the proper method for terrorizing squirrels. It also contains portraits of noble dogs throughout history, the mysteries of cats and humans, and everything else your dog ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask–like how to make toys out of human's household items, or how to escape from a humiliating reindeer costume.

Generously illustrated with drawings by cartoonist Emily Flake, this hilarious parody is for good dogs, bad dogs, and the millions of people who love them.

Rex and Sparky wrote this parody without authorization (because they are dogs and they do what they want.)


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This gentle parody of the bestselling Dangerous Book for Boys-identical in look and tone to its source material-offers an often funny, surprisingly insightful take on dog behavior that's sure to resonate with the Spot set. With the "assistance" of their human companions, canine authors Rex and Sparky relate practical and authoritative information on topics simple (baths, fleas, bones, poop, "things you can chase") and complex (the rules of fetch: it's not officially over until a player earns 17,572 points), tips on crotch sniffing (under the heading "How to Make Your Owner Look Like an Idiot"), and a critical guide to frequently ingested items (vomit and poop receive top marks; rocks and keys rank considerably lower). Among more than 50 short entries, the authors seem to have thought of everything, including escape tips for humiliating costumes, stirring true stories ("Great Dog Battles-Part Two: Pepper vs. A Patch of Light") and even a report on Pavlov (written by his two dogs). Though it occasionally pushes the envelope of good taste ("mounting a bitch is never as simple as it seems"), this goofy, gleeful guide to the dog life will tickle anyone with a soft spot for canines. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307494719
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
77,656
File size:
9 MB

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The Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Skye McCoy More than 1 year ago
If you like this theres the devious book for cats. I love the onion and the devious book for cats so i decided to try this one. I was not disappointed!
RBZ More than 1 year ago
If you love dogs, you will appreciate the sophistication of this fun tome by Rex and Sparky, AKA "The Onion" staff. It's an on-target description of dog behavior that savors and appreciates the great Dogma. Highly recommended as "reading-room" material.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read another reader's review of this book but decided to buy it anyway. I'm glad I ignored their negative comments. This book is well worth the cost. I found it most entertaining, and I liked the authors witty style. It reminded me a bit of P.G. Wodehouse. I just bought a second copy to give as a gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping this would be a genuinely funny parody of the Dangerous Book for Boys/Daring Book for girls. Unfortunately, that wish was not granted. I can see that the dog narrator's advice was meant to be funny, but it was just a bunch of activites that everyone knows dogs do. Dogs chase animals. Dogs chew shoes. Dogs like to play fetch with their owners. OKAY. Half of the sections did not even concern "dangerous" things for dogs to do, they were about famous dogs in history or epic walks or some other dumb story. The book's illustrations were cute and added some sort of humor, but not enough to save the book's lackluster writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is so funny!!! U shud tots get it!! ;)
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Sarah-Palin More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious and it caused me to laugh out loud multiple times.
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Is this bad things about dogs?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get this german short haired grey dog now for a cost of under 1000$
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Have Spent the last Two weeks of this book and found it to sag and drag in many parts of the novel. Escpecially in the very beginning. I would not recommending anybody spending any of their time reading this book.