BARK up the RIGHT Tree: Lessons from a Rescued Dog by Jessie & Ruth Tschudin

Spread the love

Stars: ***1/2

Summary: Jessie the dog was abandoned by her lifelong family. At the very same time, Ruth had an unusual premonition. It all came together as Jessie barreled her way (quite literally!) into the lives and hearts of the Tschudin family. Jessie will steal your heart, too, as she shares her intimate story and points out — with her very own paw — some very practical lessons.

I received this book from Bostick Communications and read it during the readathon. It was a good quick read at 112 pages, perfect for the readathon.

This is the second book “written” by an animal I’ve read in the last little while but this one was better and more believable. It may just be me but it seems easier to think of dog’s thinking like we do than cats. Obviously we don’t know what they are thinking or would say and my guess is it’s probably nothing like we think it is (because we are humanizing them) but I enjoyed this story.

Not only is it the story of how Jessie was rescued and brought into Ruth’s life but also how Ruth learned some lessons from her new dog. Between each chapter there is a “Paws” for Lessons Learned. E.g.

Avoid the type of kidding that can hurt others. It hurts, you.
Be willing to work hard to get what you want.

Consider others when making decisions.

The lessons aren’t cheesy either, they are real.

In short this was a uplifting read that I recommend for older kids, teens and adults.

Best of all, ten percent of all proceeds from the sale of this book will go to help animals and children in need of homes.

Other’s Reviews

Book Reviews and Life

This post is Copyright 2001-2012 SMS Book Reviews. Do not reproduce anything without permission.
About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.