Monday, August 23, 2010

Book Review - Lily: A Basset Hound’s Tail of Love by Cathy M. Rudert

Title: Lily: A Basset Hound’s Tail of Love
Author: Cathy M. Rudert
Genre: Children’s

Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge, What An Animal III Challenge

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 2006

Inside Cover: Lily…(The loosely part) – Join a homeless basset hound on her last lonely, but somewhat fun day searching for someone to love her. She travels with her guardian blue bird, who leaves his new family for one day to show her the way.

She encounters many folks on her journey who seem nice, but go on their way. Her luck changes at the end of the day, just in time for dinner, a tour of her new back yard, a bubble bath, and YES, a nice warm bed! Lily meets many people, but the ending is clear! Her new best friends are saved for last, and are very dear.

Lily…(the true part) – I found Lily wandering the streets newar my hometown. She had been abandoned for a long time, according to a lady who noticed her roaming in her neighborhood. Lily has no tags. I stumbled upon the situation and brought her home to live with Chloe and myself at Pine Meer. This all happened on St. Francis’ Day. I did no know what that meant at first, but I figured it out later. St. Francis is the patron Saint of animals, so maybe,just maybe, dogs are an additional or subsidiary deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship!

Mine: What a wonderful quirky book. Illustrated with collage – drawing and pictures makes this story pop. The most wonderful part is Lily is learning about her environment around her, so that she can survive when given the wonderful care that she deserves. She meets some funny people along the way, but none seem to notice her.

Lily is a wonderful dog that must have learned to spread love all around. Cathy has made rescuing basset hounds a calling: Please check out Cathy’s website that helps rescue Basset Hounds – Basset Hound Town

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