Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Joy of a Good Book - Pixel Reviews "A Doggy Daycare Day" by L.J. Burns

There is nothing quite as cozy as a warm bed, a snuggly blanket and a good book on a rainy day or a lazy afternoon. I especially love books with or about animals. I like it even better if an animal WRITES THE BOOK. Yes, animals are quite prolific, as you know well from my own musings here on my blog. Animals have a lot to say, and writing is a perfect outlet for us, just like it is for everyone else.





What a joy it was the day I found out my good friend Mitzi Jo (she likes to be called MJ by her friends) co-wrote a book with her Mom L.J. Burns called "A Doggy Daycare Day".


Let me give you a little background on them before I delve into the book. MJ, who has been in TV commercials (including one with the dog whisperer for National Geographic), and can do all kinds of tricks, has been helping run a wonderful doggy daycare with her Mom, who professionally trained dogs for Hollywood for over 20 years before opening the doggy daycare. They share a very special bond. The real life doggie daycare that L.J. owns and operates is called "Camp Jean". If I lived nearby, I'd certainly want to stay there! They have a fantastic looking facility, with several acres of property, all dedicated to making the most fun doggy daycare you've ever seen or experienced! M.J. also has a blog where you can read up on her activities throughout the year.


The book, A Doggy Daycare Day, details a typical day with MJ, her siblings and all the dogs that come to stay with them at the doggy daycare facility. They have all kinds of interesting little adventures. MJ keeps everyone in check and they all have loads of fun. It is a lighthearted look at "a day in the life" of a doggy daycare out in the country.






The book is beautifully illustrated by Andrea Vitali, an incredibly talented artist and children's book illustrator.


WOW! Look at the detail in his work. I feel like I'm in the same room with MJ and her friends in the book. I can almost hear them saying the words I read because they really look like they are talking. His artwork is absolute Disney quality, isn't it!

It is perfect for the very young, the young learning to read, adolescents or just the young at heart. It could really teach kids about how fun dogs can be.
The book itself is in paperback or e-book format. I always think it's more fun to get the actual book, especially one that has such pretty illustrations, not to mention such a well written one by a friend.
"Look Mommy! MJ signed the copy of the book she sent me! It even has her "pawtograph" mark on it." I sure feel special.

So friends, you've got to go get a copy of this book. You can purchase either a paperback or an e-book version on Amazon here.

Do you have a dog book you love? I'd love to hear about it. Leave me a comment and tell me the name. Maybe I can read it or even do a review of it. And of course, if you've written a book and would like me to review it, simply contact me via email at pixelblueeyes dot blog at gmail dot com. 

4 comments:

  1. Looks great Pixel and the illustrations look like fun. Nice to read together with the little ones. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. It sure is fun reading together isn't it Molly. I do love those illustrations! I want to be a cartoon now, BOL! Have a great rest of the week my friend.

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  2. Wow! Thank You for such a nice review Pixel . It just so happens I am in the process of putting the picture ideas in my second book and sending them off to my illustrator to put the second book in print. It will be titled A DOGGY DAYCARE DAY - AN AUTUMN DAY. There are different adventures for each season so I have a book written for each season. I just need my human to get them published Love M.J.

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    1. I am so glad you liked it M.J.!! Your new book sounds really great. I love adventures and I love all four seasons, so I can't wait to read it! Keep me posted my dear friend.

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