Friday 1 May 2020

ReadItDaddy's Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 1st May 2020: "Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? Curious Questions about your Favourite Pet" by Dr Nick Crompton and Lily Snowden-Fine (Thames and Hudson)

This is only the second book in the history of this blog that has concerned itself with dog's bottoms but rather than being an entertaining romp (a la "The Great Dog Bottom Swap"), it's actually a fascinating look at our fave pets and what they get up to - and more importantly WHY they get up to it!

In "Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms" by Lily Snowden-Fine and Dr Nick Crompton, you'll find a ton of interesting facts about pets that you may not have known.

It's not all about bum sniffing, there's a lot more to your humble domesticated pooch than meets the eye (or the nose).

Have you ever wondered why dogs behave in certain ways? Why they sometimes play dead, why they bark and make strange noises sometimes, or why some dogs are content to be ferried around in their owner's handbags like teddy bears?

It stems back to the very first time dogs crept in from the cold and found a life amongst humans, before becoming our most beloved companions and friends.

There are so many fantastic spreads in this book so let's have a closer look. Hold your noses, we're goin' in!

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes from the tiniest chihuahua to the largest Irish Wolfhound!
We're not really dog people to be honest (so if there's a follow-up planned about cats, we'll be all over it) but this deserves our book of the week slot, purely because of the brilliant way it presents its information, and the ticklish humour that runs throughout the book.

Who let the dogs out? Or in for that matter!
Poochy behaviour is examined in every detail, answering the titular question but also delving into why dogs chase cats, why dogs hate certain noises (and howl back at then), why do dogs chew bones and what dogs get up to when we're out at work or school.

Famous dogs the world over, loyal and trusted
Sum this book up in a sentence: A truly fascinating look at our poochy pets, answering a ton of amazing questions with a brilliantly illustrated set of facts about our four legged furry wet-nosed pals.

"Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?" by Dr Nick Crompton and Lily Snowden-Fine is out now, published by Thames and Hudson (kindly supplied for review).