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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Dog Did What? Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
The Dog Did What? Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Review
My seven-year-old son has taken a liking to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. He reads above his grade level and we're always looking for material that is age appropriate subject-wise and a little bit of a challenge. Nearly all of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books are appropriate for him, though some subjects we keep him away from, the last one reviewed, Find Your Inner Strength, being one of those we haven't let him read. The nice thing about all the books is the individual stories are all relatively short, which helps encourage him to read them. He's still reluctant to read Harry Potter, as the chapters are just too long, even though he can probably handle the reading part.

Out of curiosity, I asked him what story or stories he liked about the book. I couldn't believe which one he talked about. One where the dog actually died. That was the most memorable of the stories to him. He still brings it up. It made my wife question my letting him read the books. As long as the stories aren't about Canada, she's okay with it. Actually, she's okay with the Canadian stories, too.

The book itself is your typical Chicken Soup book. 10 chapters, 101 stories. This time with an obvious dog theme, given the title.
  1. Who Me?
  2. Learning to Love the Dog
  3. Who Rescued Who?
  4. That Little Rascal
  5. Four-Legged Therapists
  6. What I Learned from the Dog
  7. Who's in Charge Here?
  8. Meant to Be
  9. There's No Place Like Home
  10. Bad Dog!
The forward is written by country music star Miranda Lambert this time. She talks about her old friend Cooter Brown and her hit single The House That Built Me. You see a picture of the dog on the back cover, above.

The cover also mentions Royalties from this book support the American Humane Association. Many of the stories are about recycled dogs.

If you're a dog lover, its hard not to like this book. The subtitle of 101 Amazing Stories of Magical Moments, Miracles, and Mayhem! says why.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. These are good books. I will have to get my grandson involved in reading some of these stories

  2. Love Chicken Soup books. Can't wait to read this one! Thank you for the review.