As Good as Gold
As engaging as a tail wag
Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favourite furry friends, “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humour we always knew our dogs possessed.
Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through ponderings such as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?”
A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Patricia Furstenberg’s latest, As Good As Gold: A Dog’s Life in Poems. Regardless of your or your child’s age, this is a wonderful collection of poetry celebrating the wonderful world of our family pups. Grouped by Questions, Colors, Musing, and Haiku these poems are curious, funny, and wonderfully dreamy as Furstenberg shares her thoughts on the inner-workings of a pup’s mind.
As typical with Furstenberg’s writing, the creativity and vivid imagery poured into this collection is outstanding. However, I think the best aspect is the amazing versatility making these poems appropriate for numerous age groups and situations. From short Haiku to the longer poems in Questions and Colors, there is a poem for so many situations. Whether you are a teacher wanting to read a poem to you students at the start of class or a parent reading to their child at bedtime – there is truly something for everyone. Moreover, these poems will work for all levels whether beginning readers learning early words or older students reading poem for enjoyment or to identify similes and metaphors. And if you have little ones that aren’t ready to read for themselves, they will love looking at the beautiful photography that is included as you read aloud to them!
After reading over these poems several times, as well as, looking at the photos, I must admit that my favorite is about a dog out on a morning run with his human, called Where To? I love the dog’s point of view wondering why they’re going fast and skipping over the best sniffing spots along the way, but I especially loved the end where they have their playtime together. This one reminds me of my own dogs when we’re hiking to a waterfall or swimming hole. They keep wanting to stop for this or that, but I press on knowing how much fun they’ll have once we reach our destination.
All of these poems are so incredible and I truly hope that readers everywhere will check out this new release by Patricia Furstenberg. She continues to prove herself as an outstanding writer and her words truly make the world a happier and more beautiful place!
Where can you buy As Good as Gold?
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Author Website: http://alluringcreations.co.za/wp/
About Patricia Furstenberg
Patricia Furstenberg came to writing through reading. She always carries a notebook and a pen, although at times she jots down her ideas on the back of till slips or types them on her phone.
Patricia enjoys writing for children because she can take abstract, grown-up concepts and package them in humorous, child-friendly ideas while adding sensitivity and lots of love. What fuels her is an exhilarating need to write and… coffee: “How many cups have had this morning?” “None.” “Plus?” “Five cups.”
Between her books you can find the beloved Joyful Trouble, The Cheetah and the Dog, Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles.
She is a Huffington Post contributor and pens the Sunday Column for MyPuppyclub.net as well as dabbing in freelancing. After completing her Medical Degree in Romania she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children and their dogs.