Have You Heard About... My Dog

… the humor surrounding man’s best friend? Matthew Inman takes a lovingly funny look at canines in My Dog: The Paradox. Dogs are ridiculously brave around dangerous things and fearful of things that can hurt them. They apologize if you accidentally trip over them. They’re as happy to see you return home when you’ve been gone for four minutes or four hours.

Inman brings his quirky art and irreverent humor to focus on dogs. He obviously loves them, despite admitting their flaws (poop features prominently in this book). Truthfully, though, who wouldn’t love “an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.” More than a funny book, this is an ode to dogs, noble and silly.

 

Reviewed by Fran (staff)