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.
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.
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?”
Many thanks to the author Patricia Furstenberg for the ARC in return for an honest review.
As Good As Gold is a charming, funny and tender book of poems about ‘man’s best friend.’. Poet Patricia Furstenberg has caught the inquisitive nature of dogs perfectly. She writes poems which capture their flare for getting into trouble and the way they shower us with unquestioning love.
I have never really thought about the world from a dog’s point of view, the joy they gain from a walk or how a frog would fascinate them. But the writer has and it is such a joy to read. She captures their reckless delight on seeing a different animal for the first time and their relief on being safely home when an adventure takes a wrong turn. You can through her poems and the descriptions within, see the world from their level. It is full of adventure, endless inquiring delight and a simple unquestioning curiosity for the world around them.
Many people are put off poetry as they find it inaccessible and this is why this book of poems is such a pleasure to read, each one uses words and images we all know. The poems are all easy to read and opened my eyes to the world through a dog’s eye. I loved each one and will take great pleasure on reading them again and recommending them to my dog loving friends.
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About the author.
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.