Saturday, December 6, 2008

Books for the pet lovers on your gift list

Have you been scratching your noggin, wondering what to ge the pet lover on your holiday list? Here's some ideas for you, book-wise:

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central Publishing, $19.99) by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, which has been topping the best-seller list the past few weeks.

John Grogan’s Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog, which still rules the paperback best-seller lists and has been made into a movie that’s to be released Christmas Day.

I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun (Gotham, $10) by Professor Happycat and Putting 200 pictures of cats with funny captions in a book doesn’t quite capture the genius of the ingenious Web site, but the paperback still gets a laugh.

Greyhounds (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95) by Barbara Karant: In her forward, author Alice Sebold calls the dogs both icon and silly beast, and she admires Karant’s ability to portray the retired greyhounds’ varied beauty and personalities.

Cat Capers: Catitude for Cat Lovers (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $24.99) by Gandee Vasan: Trivia, poems and musings accompany the revealing photos of cats. This is a companion book to Vasan’s 2007Dog Days.

From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons From a Dog Named Lava (Skyhorse Publishing, $23.95) by Jay Kopelman: A lieutenant colonel shares how the adoption of an abandoned puppy in Iraq helped a group of soldiers cope during the war. Then Kopelman describes how he and the dog readjusted to life back in the States.

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