Let me begin by saying I have reviewed TONS of books throughout my years of blogging, and about 99% of the books that I have reviewed were books that were sent to me, UNSOLICITED, I did not pursue the authors seeking to review them. Tales of a French Scent Hound was a different “story” altogether. Being a follower of Emma the GBGV’s blog for some time now, and loving every minute of it, the second I heard that she had published her own book, I was all “over the scent” shall we say? I wrote to Emma and asked permission to review her book, and she was kind enough to send me a copy.
Opening the book I was delighted to see an AUTHENTIC “pawtograph!” The actual pawprint of Emma is included in the first pages of the book and I knew I was in for a treat!
Tales of a French Scent Hound, as written and told by Emma, is the story of Emma’s life, adorably, hilariously and brilliantly told in HER own words!
The book immediately answers the question, “Just what IS a GBGV!?” If you are anything like I was, you have no clue, and you will have to read the book to find out!
There are times when I sit down to read a book, that I just want to be entertained, I don’t want a heavy plot, I want something bright, fun, well-written and interesting. If I learn something along the way, it’s that much better. Tales of a French Scent Hound is THAT kind of book.
I found myself completely engrossed with a smile plastered on my face while I enjoyed Emma’s clever writing, some of my favorite chapters were:
Tale One-How It All Began -about Emma’s litter mates, her future “Mom”, and her soon-to-be-new-life in the United States.
Tale Two-Adjusting To My New Life-as told by Emma through the eyes of a puppy. It will have you ooohing and ahhhing, it’s that cute!
You will learn new things by reading:
Tale Six-Exploring Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes
Tale Thirteen-Off To The Split Rock Lighthouse
Tale Twenty Eight-Road Tripping It To Florida
You will ROAR with laughter when you read:
Tale Fifteen-The Many Loves Of Katie (Emma’s doggy sister who just can’t resist the “boys!”)
Tale Twenty One-What Makes Cats Tick-in which, Emma has a close-up and purrsonal interview with her kitty brother, Bert. This interview is one of a few interviews that are in Tales of a French Scent Hound, the dialogue is deliciously crafted, and is guaranteed to give you some great belly laughs. The interviews have to be one of my favorite parts of this book!
Tale Thirty Eight-Running Emma’s B&B (Bed and Breakfast)
DID I MENTION THE PHOTOS?
Emma has a most talented “Mom” who takes some of the finest, and oh-so-fun photographs of her dogs on the web! These insanely creative photographs are featured in this most engaging read, (her utilization of props is pure genius, and she must have the patience of a Saint, because photographing pets is NOT easy). You will fall off of your chair laughing at photos of Emma in reading glasses, a Nurse’s outfit, a Chef’s hat and apron, just to name a few!
It’s Holiday time, and a great way to delight the dog lovers on YOUR gift list would be to purchase Tales of a French Scent Hound. They can grab a plate of cookies, some nice cold milk, plop the kids on their lap (it’s a great book for the little ones too!), and a dog and/or cat by their side, and find sheer joy in the reading of these tales by one oh-so-NOT ordinary dog!
Available in e-book and paperback on Amazon.com
Visit Emma’s blog here