ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers WINNER 1999
Maine Student Book Master List WINNER 1999
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2001
* "Guaranteed to charm animal lovers and Paulsen’s fans. . . . Something to please at every turn of the page. . . . This honest, unpretentious celebration of dogs further entrenches his reputation as an author who is as successful at writing nonfiction as he is at writing novels."
–Booklist, starred review
"Paulsen is a master storyteller with a dry wit. . . . Gives readers a real sense of how the man looks at these animals."
–School Library Journal
* "Here’s a treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more…. His writing percolates with energetic love."
–Publishers Weekly, starred review