Saturday, July 28, 2018

Book Review - As Good As Gold: A Dog's Life In Poems


Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favorite furry friends,

 “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humor we always knew our dogs possessed.

Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through such pondering as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?”

A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends. The poems are grouped in: Questions, Colors, Musings and Haiku.


Patricia Furstenberg is a skilled children's book author, poetess and mother, known for her uplifting, charming themes and lovable, enchanting characters: dogs, cats, elephants, cheetahs, lions, but also squirrels and snails.
Her words "truly make the world a happier and more beautiful place!"

With a medical degree behind her, Patricia is passionate about mind, brain and education and the psychology behind it. Using her knowledge she crafts stories and poems that are great fun, as well as teaching empathy. Her stories are filled with "creativity and vivid imagery" and she knows how to "capture the reader's imagination."

Her prolific writing is described as: positive, diverse, crisp, joyful and uplifting.

You can visit her on her website at


This book is absolutely delightful! I enjoyed each and every poem and found myself laughing out loud at some of the true antics of these adorable puppy thoughts.

I am a real dog lover and it was so wonderful reading poems about my favorite friend. I really enjoyed how Patricia brought other animals into the poems, too. I adore all the descriptive words about these other animals like pigeons, cats, frogs and more! I really felt like I was seeing things as my furry friends see them.

These poems are so relaxing and a wonderful read plus there are adorable photographs to view, as well. I really enjoyed them as an adult but they would be fantastic for reading to our children. They would really enjoy hearing all about the doggie antics.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book! I was so touched by so many of them because the author is a wonderful writer and made me feel all those warm, fuzzy feelings that animals bring to my heart.

I highly recommend this book of poetry and I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did, whether you're a dog lover or not. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by the author, Patricia Furstenberg

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Dear Julie, I am jumping with joy!
    Thank you for your heart felt review of As Good as Gold, I am so happy that you enjoyed my book!
    Thanking you kindly for your time and energy. xxx


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