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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Dogs Rule...Nonchalantly: Review and Giveway!


Oh, the places you'll go when you read this amazing book, Dogs Rule Nonchalantly, by award-winning artist/illustrator, Mark Ulriksen. You will be transported to all the places you've gone with dogs of childhood past, and the adventures you'll have with the four-legged companion resting beside you. Because that's what great artists do—they capture the spirit of the person  place and time, and you feel, well, everything.

And that's exactly what Ulriksen has done in Dogs Rule Nonchalantly. Just look at the pooch on the cover, one of Ulriksen's dogs named Henry—he's ready to bounce off the page for a big, slobbery hug and a game of fetch. And it's the same for all of the book's 67 paintings that capture Ulriksen, his wife and child, their cats, and of course, a myriad of dogs. They all come alive for the reader, complete with their own little stories and quirks. As the author says: " A dog's life is filled with simple pleasures: playing roaming, carousing, exploring, conquering and, most importantly, loving. They do it all with vigor and gusto." We think they do it all just to please us.

Ulriksen's illustrations and paintings have graced the covers of countless New Yorker's, and reside in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. And now they're captured in this little gem of a book for dog aficionados of all ages. We agree that "Everything's better with a dog." How about you?

Disclosure: I received one copy of this book for review and one to giveaway. My opinions cannot be swayed by two, or even three books (four, maybe).

                              Now on to our giveaway!

This giveaway is limited to residents of the continental United States. The one lucky winner will receive a hardback copy of Dogs Rule Nonchalantly!

Here are the requirements to enter: No anonymous comments, please!

1. "Like" our Facebook page: See top of right sidebar or click here: www.facebook.com/pages/Boccis-Beefs/190090017696328?ref=stream

2. Follow Bocci's Beefs on Google Friends Connect on right sidebar, right under "Join the Fun"!

3. You must give this giveaway a shout-out on your Twitter or Facebook page by using the buttons below this post-easy! **Please leave your email address in your comment so Parental Unit can contact you if you've won.**

4. Comment on this post and indicate in your ONE comment that you'd like to enter this giveaway. Please leave only ONE comment—you will not get more opportunities to win for any comments beyond one. Thanks!

This contest will run from today, Tuesday September 2, 2014, through Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00pm EST

                                              GOOD LUCK!





7 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Sounds a good read and we love the cover. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

It sounds like a wonderful book and we absolutely love the cover!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Kate Volz said...

I want to enter, and have completed all the entries. Please use this address to contact me, though, NOT the google address: LyricInTime2803@yahoo.com https://twitter.com/high_volzage/status/511332632978653184

Julie Waldron said...

I'd like to enter this giveaway. I completed all the entries. Tweet...https://twitter.com/farmermomwife/status/514068257959989249
Email.....farmermomwife@gmail.com

AnnCluck said...

I would love to enter this contest and have done all asked for above. Thank you!!

respond to anncluck at att dot net

Dawn Schultz said...

I have completed all of the tasks listed above and would love to enter to win this awesome book! My twitter handle is @dsickles87 and email address is dsickles87@hotmail.com. Thanks!!

Shelley P said...

I agree!! Everything is better with a dog :) Sounds like a wonderful book that I'd really enjoy reading.
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