Book Review - A Dogs Life

A dog’s life, published in 2005, is the heartwarming story of an older dog-named Squirrel. The story is told from Squirrels point of view, about her experiences after losing track of her family. Squirrel is a stray, and must make her way through a world filled with cruelty, danger, and loss. She is alone until she meets two friends who end up determining her destiny. The author of A Dogs Life is Ann Martin, a seasoned children’s writer, with a forthcoming intelligence, found in all the great children’s writers.

The author of The Baby Sitters Club, books, Ann Martin grew up in Princeton New Jersey, and is the daughter of a cartoonist father. A former teacher and children’s book editor, Ann is now a full time writer in upstate New York, living with a dog and two cats. Like many children’s book writers, she draws many of her characters from her own childhood experiences. She has always enjoyed writing and wrote the first Baby Sitters club in 1986, followed by a series of Baby Sitter titles. The Baby Sitters Club titles are a popular series adored by many teens and are still bestsellers today.

Parents and children can see Ann Martin in interviews, and on different children’s web sites.

A Dogs life is a great summer read, for children between the ages of 9 and 12, and could be one of your child’s favorite summer books.

1 comment:

Buddy said...

Thank you for your article, really helpful material.
Stratford real estate | movie ticket prices | sideways cross necklace

Click to subscribe!

Today's Popular Children's Picture Books

Today's Popular Children's Picture Books
Click on the titles below for the link to Publishers Weekly.com

The Boogeyman From Planet-Lackawanna-

You will lose yourself in the imaginative dreams of eleven year old Theodore Wilson's. Don't miss this review coming soon.

More reviews and available for purchase on Amazon .com. Just click on image of book and the link will take you there.

Thank you!

Upcoming Book Review

Upcoming Book Review
Gretchen Zufall (Author) Mike Paar (Illustrator)

Motherhood- Courage

Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons






Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.

Ann Clemmons

Favorite Phrase

I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...

Beatrix Potter’s Journal, 17 November 1896, from the National Trust collection.

Jacket Flap-

Powered by JacketFlap.com
The Storyteller, by Dawn Drover

Alone in her world
of make believe
weaving her stories
of magic and light

She brings joy
to the eyes
of innocent minds
less jaded and free

For only they know
what's in her heart
holding the secrets
she guards so well

Life's hidden mysteries
belong to those
whose wisdom and truth
shine on in imagination

Written for Ann
~Dawn Drover~

Of The Horoscope Junkie

Let"s talk!

Let"s talk!

Subscribe Today

Subscribe Today
Feed Powered by Feedburner

Catch your dreams

Catch your dreams


Most of the worlds' great things were born of adversity and hardship; because these roadblocks encourage us to dream, imagine and believe.- Ann Clemmons

Favorite quotes-

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'

F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Lines from The Great Gatsby)
"A Southerner Talks Music"

Mark Twain

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us."

Franz Kafka

An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.

- Mark Twain in Eruption

"I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself"

Mark Twain

Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site