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What I Lick Before Your Face

And Other Haikus by Dogs

About The Book

“The one book every dog lover should have at their fingertips for an instant smile.” —The New Barker

The perfect gift for dog lovers everywhere—a heartwarming and hilarious collection of sixty-four haikus and gorgeous color photographs celebrating man’s best friend.

From the perks of face licking to considering what constitutes a good boy, these charming and laugh-out-loud funny haikus take us into the minds of our beloved pets. Capturing the quirky personalities of our dogs and their unique bond with us and illustrated throughout with adorable color photographs of dogs of all shapes and sizes, What I Lick Before Your Face is a fun and loving celebration of the canine spirit.

I do not believe
That your fixation with my
Playing Dead is fine

I sometimes feel bad
That I don’t get as happy
Whenever you sit

The Outside Bell
It is very rude
That you don’t call out in joy
When people arrive

About The Author

Jamie Coleman has been looking deeply into the eyes of dogs for many years. He works in publishing and lives in south London with his wife, son, and a lurcher called Scout. This is his first collection of poetry.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (October 8, 2019)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982127459

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Raves and Reviews

“Dog lovers will be charmed and amused by this little literary gem... What makes these poems so enjoyable and relatable is that they really do seem to express the feelings of our dogs: loving, resigned, stoic, even disgusting at times, in all ways like our four-legged (usually) best friends.” —Book Reporter

“A clever book and quite a contagious read. Be warned, after reading the book, you won't be able to stop reciting dog haikus of your own! The photos accompanying the haikus are perfect.” —Pet Companion Magazine

“The one book every dog lover should have at their fingertips for an instant smile.” —The New Barker

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