Foreword by Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC
Director, Emergency and Critical Care, Angell Animal Medica. Center, Boston, MA
TWO NEW "FINALIST" AWARDS Sept. 25, 2015
IPNE (Independent Publishers of New
- FINALIST: YOUNG ADULT
- FINALIST: LITERARY FICTION
NEWEST REVIEW! "Great Indie Writers," July 22, 2015
Kevin Cooper, author and CEO of "Great Indie
Writers" has published his 5 STAR review of Dogs Don't Look Both Ways.
We couldn't be more thrilled! Click here to read
full review, July 22, 2015.
Below are excerpts:
"The story is excellently penned, grammatically sound, and structurally brilliant... While we can laugh and run along with Joey, and enjoy some of his photos, we also learn why it’s so important to always keep a watchful eye… especially since… dogs don’t look both ways. It’s a very enjoyable and educational read for persons both large and small. Jane Hanser’s strong teaching background most certainly shines through. I can see why this work is a 2015 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE for Literary Fiction.
"An exceptional work… Five Stars."
NEW! AUTHOR INTERVIEW by LAYERED PAGES
Stephanie M. Hopkins conducts author interviews and helps promote the B.R.A.G. Medallion and its honorees. Click here to read Stephanie's interview of author Jane Hanser, June 16, 2015.
"You don’t have to be a dog lover to fall in love with Joey. Just spend a day by his side—running through snowy woods; plotting escape from a fenced-in yard; searching for new friends, new adventures, new possibilities for mischief . . . . In Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways, Jane Hanser gives us a fascinating glimpse into the world that she and her husband share with their chocolate Labrador—and it’s a world so filled with love and hope and high spirits that you may never want to leave."
Pesi Dinnerstein, Author of A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys
The Midwest Book Review
Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences is based on the personal memories of
a husband, wife, and their beloved chocolate Labrador Joey; some names
have been changed to protect individual privacy, and the colorful storytelling
might best be dubbed "reality-based fiction". The exuberant, loving
and trusting personality of Joey shines through, as Dogs Don't Look
Both Ways is narrated from his canine perspective. Dog lovers everywhere
will see a little bit of Joey in their own pets and their daily lives,
in this wonderful and heartfelt reminiscence."
"..If dogs could read, then this book should be mandatory for them.
For the parents of dogs, this is also a must read! It is very inspiring
and also very insightful!
This was such an awesome book! It was a pure joy to get a glimpse of Joey's world and his endless curiosity of the world around him. Written from Joey's point of view provided a very unique reading experience that was both fun and insightful. Joey's words and thoughts are exactly what I think my pets would say if they could talk to me. I want to give Joey's parents kudos for being so patient with him and understanding of his need to explore the world around him and I also want to give kudos for them being there for Joey when his explorations went horribly bad. Joey is an awesome dog and everyone should read his story. I don't normally give spoilers, but this one does have a happy ending, so no tissues are necessary! So go ahead and grab this beautifully written book, get comfortable and enjoy a few hours in Joey's world. You will not be disappointed!"
Connie Cronin, Smorgasborg: Variety is the Spice of Life
When reading a book about animals there is always that slight apprehension that ‘This is not going to end well!’ As a dog and cat lover I have read books in the past and have had to buy in boxes of tissues and chocolate to get to the end.. I am delighted to say that those extreme measures are not required for this book.. All the chocolate that you need is Joey himself who is of the Labrador variety….