Post Script: Antoinette – Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson



Keely DiPucchio & Christian Robinson

Simon & Schuster Australia

Simon & Schuster Kids

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781481457835



Raised in a family of talented bulldogs, Antoinette the poodle wonders what makes her special. She gets the chance to prove herself and find what she’s good at when puppy Ooh-la-la goes missing.


My View:

This is an adorable book that shouts “Read out loud.”  “Read to a child.”  “Enjoy.” There is such a beautiful sense of fun and innocence here, the illustrations and the words are fun, full of energy and cute.

There are many messages in the book that a child will absorb; about friendships, confidence…about individuals having different talents/abilities.  All have merits. But I think you should just read this book for the simple pleasure and fun of reading a delightful, entertaining book (and for being able to say Ooh- La- La many times).  🙂


Post Script: Things Your Dog Wants You To Know, Understanding Canine Behaviour – Laura Vissaritis –

Cover Things Your Dog Wants You To Know

Things Your Dog Wants You to Know

Understanding Canine Behaviour          

Laura Vissaritis

Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143573364



What is it that your dog is trying to say . . . and are you listening?


Expert dog behaviourist Laura Vissaritis (with able assistance from her bull terrier Chester) introduces Dognitive Therapy, an approach that teaches you how to understand the world from your dog’s point of view.


Insights into the canine mind combined with practical advice to solve common problems will help you bond with your dog in a whole new way. Your dog will be happier, healthier . . . and better behaved.


If you want a smart dog, you’ve got to be a smart owner!




My View:

Every dog lover should own this book!

This book is beautifully presented – the photos are amazing, Alex Cearns you are to be congratulated for your work on this book – the dogs photographed here show so many expressions you fall in love with all of them.


The book – Laura Vissaritis has produced a book that not only is appealing but also has a wealth of sensible advice for all dog owners such as; rewarding positive behaviours, having routines, giving consistent messages, advice about how dogs communicate – multi sensory – using their body, ears, nose, and eyes,( Bob the Dog particularly favours tactile exchanges– he loves being cuddled, having his belly rubbed, leaning on you, sitting on you… loves being close to his humans).


“Remember the responsibility you have for your dog. You are, after all. The one she can’t live without.” *BOL



*Bark Out Loud J