Flawed Dogs

Flawed Dogs

The Novel : the Shocking Raid on Westminster

Book - 2009
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After being framed by a jealous poodle, a dachshund is left for dead, but comes back with a group of mutts from the National Last Ditch Dog Depository to disrupt the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show and exact revenge on Cassius the poodle.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780399252181
0399252185
Characteristics: 216 p., [7] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.

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Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

Essentially an introduction for older children to the concept of a dramedy (a comedy with drama, or vica versa). A story that will have you laughing and crying in parts. Not a story for sensitive readers, and definitely darker in nature than the author's now-defunct "Bloom County" comic strip.

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MadDoctor
Apr 02, 2013

Wow. For what is esentially a children's book, I can't believe how dark it is. It took me a bit of thinking to realize that children are too young to be able to comprehend this darkness. I book written for adults as well as kids. If you loved his comic strips, you'll also love this book. You can definately tell it comes from the same heart.

WGTaylor Aug 19, 2011

Remarkable book. Very funny but also touchingly sad. Totally preposterous but convincing. Perfect balance between amorphasizing(sp??) dogs and respecting their real nature...

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mandyr
Oct 21, 2010

This author is able to take a sensitive subject, differing abilities, and make it accessible for a younger audience. This book is great to start conversations with your children about empathy with a fun setting.

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Blizzard1234
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wendyluwho
Nov 15, 2013

wendyluwho thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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blue_fox_361
Jun 05, 2013

blue_fox_361 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 14

Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

Other: Contains some crude humour, mostly about bodily functions. Implied accidental nudity.

Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

Violence: Contains passages that involve physical injury to dogs and death.

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Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

He looked around the room. He'd heard a yip. He knew a yip when he heard one, and it wasn't a stupid yard mole. He ate them all the time and they never yipped. Unless, he thought, you started at the tail and went veeeery slow.

Greg_library Apr 11, 2013

There are exactly four words that are genetically guaranteed to turn a gaggle of pampered lapdogs into a mob of killers. "Federal. Express. Guy." are three. The fourth is the word Sam now said. "Gopher."

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