Two Puppies

Two Puppies

by Jane Stern
     
 

Husband-wife author team Jane and Michael Stern decided to chronicle the first two years of two puppies. Through the adventures of Parnell, a Labrador retriever guide dog, and Clementine, a Bullmastiff, readers will learn hundreds of things about raising a puppy. The Stern couple's practical advice and hilarious anecdotes reveal the magical bonds that can form between…  See more details below

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Husband-wife author team Jane and Michael Stern decided to chronicle the first two years of two puppies. Through the adventures of Parnell, a Labrador retriever guide dog, and Clementine, a Bullmastiff, readers will learn hundreds of things about raising a puppy. The Stern couple's practical advice and hilarious anecdotes reveal the magical bonds that can form between a dog and its owners.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Here, the Sterns (Dog Eat Dog) recount two very different puppy tales: that of Parnell, a Labrador retriever who as guide dog to a blind chef is a model of obedience, and their own bullmastiff Clementine, a bundle of trouble from the beginning. The result is a wonderfully written book, full of amusing and touching stories about the difficulties the Sterns encountered that will ring true to many new puppy owners. Unfortunately, the Sterns do not make sufficiently clear the error of their ways. Contrasting their blunders with the expertise with which Parnell is raised will only help readers who already understand dogs; a novice puppy-raiser wouldn't see the difference. A table in the back of the book lists potential breeds for people who "want," "need," or "are" certain traits, but some of these generalizations will not necessarily jive with the experience of breed fanciers. -- Alicia Graybill, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebraska
Janice Min
Though the book is at times both moving...and amusing...it reads like one tale (or tail) too many. -- People Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684837529
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
12/02/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.94(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.77(d)

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