Thursday, November 7, 2013

Over the Counter # 187

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Well, this week things are going to the dogs....and cats....

First up was Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs by R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles.

From Plume Books:

"A hilarious collection of poetry by dogs perfect for lovers of literature and pups alike.

Dogs seldom make passes
At dogs passing gasses.

Are these the words of Dorothy Parker? Ogden Nash? Nope, the author is Sparky from Milton, Pennsylvania. Sparky, Snowy, Tucker, Louie, these canine laureates have written a volume of poetry displaying the brilliance and wit we ve always suspected our dogs were hiding from us. They also, it turns out, revere the human geniuses who came before them, as you ll see with There Is No Frigate Like A Pavement an homage to Emily Dickinson and Do Not Go Gentle. Yes, Dylan Thomas would love it."
And from the feline side - Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book by Grumpy Cat.

From Chronicle Books:

"Internet sensation Grumpy Cat’s epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. Featuring brand new as well as classic photos, and including grump-inspiring activities and games, Grumpy Cat delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective.
Grumpy Cat is a small cat with a big frown who has inspired a hugely popular meme. With a sour expression that could stop traffic (and make it feel bad about itself), Grumpy Cat’s talents include passing judgment, raining on parades, and making happy people grouchy. Grumpy Cat lives in Arizona."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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