Cover Image: Can I Pet Your Dog?

Can I Pet Your Dog?

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The illustrations were cute and most of the book was cute but some of the suggestions weren't really funny. I did think it was good that they remind people to ask before petting someone's dog. Cute idea and easy to read.
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Very odd and kinda creepy. I mean, yes, I am a dog lover myself
 But, the extent that this dude went through is...cringy
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Funny, delightful book all about dogs and the people who want to pet them. This would make a great holiday or birthday gift for those who go out of their way to pet dogs
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The absolutely greatest book I encountered in 2022.  I thought this was going to be a children's book when I picked it up.  Nope, it's an adult book about maximizing your encounters with dogs!  And the health benefits of dog encounters, etc.  And ends with the not so subtle hint that you should go adopt a dog of your own.
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I was expecting this to be a picture book and instead it’s more of a comedic book for adults. Each page is a different graphic illustration on how you could pet a dog. By approaching people, stealing dogs, dripping yourself in bacon so they come to you, etc. The book is fine but not what I was expecting. I would hate to think that somebody meant this for kids because it could get some kids in trouble with the tongue-in-cheek comedy but overall, it was pleasant read and a surprising one.
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This story is a very cute way to introduce kids to the proper way of petting another persons dog. It teaches kids that running up to an unfamiliar dog and touching/petting without permission is not okay. It’s hard for kids (and some adults) to control that impulse! I feel that kids can walk away with the knowledge of ‘dog manners’ and apply them in real life. 

I plan on purchasing this title for my classroom. 

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. My review will be posted on instagram at lizzies_little_library_
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"You may not have a dog or even know someone with a dog, but step foot outside and you're bound to come across a good boy or girl eventually. And when that eventuality occurs, you may feel a sudden overwhelming need to pet that dog . . . "

Nguyen presents a collection of helpful comics designed to ensure that the reader will always find a way to pet that dog. His toons are more heartwarming than laugh-out-loud, though there are some chuckles to be had.

Think of all the health benefits that come from petting these wonderful critters, and go experience your own daily dose of dog.
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(My netgalley copy expired but the library I work for purchased this title at my request.)
I have lost count of how many times I have asked the question, "can I pet your dog?" so when I saw this book I knew it would be a good read. I was wrong. It's a fantastic read! Absolutely hilarious and honest, it is a must read not only for kids who love dogs but for adults who love Instagram accounts such as WeRateDogs and the Dogist!
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This would be a very cute coffee table book for someone who rescues or fosters dogs especially! The silly scenarios were both absurd and relatable lol The art style is very nice and I loved the coloring.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC of this! 

As someone who wants to pet all the good boys and girls of the world, this was funny and cute! The dog illustrations were adorable and spoke mostly for themselves with a bit of humorous text. Recommend for any pet lover.
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This is a great gift for dog lovers of any age, but especially for families and kids. I loved the author's very important note about always asking permission and taking note of service dogs. I chuckled at every page and related to them all, hahahaha! This is me, with every dog, ever....my entire lifelong LOL. What a charming picture book!!!
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This was a cute comic! I'm constantly trying to resist the urge to pet dogs in public, and have thought of at least one of these methods in the process.
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A very silly and enjoyable book about petting dogs! I love the suggestions and illustrations. As some suggestions are little out there, this is probably best for adults though children may enjoy it as well. I know "Can I pet your dog?" is a common refrain I hear from my children! This would make a great gift or coffee table book. 

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC. All thoughts are my own.
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A cute book about dogs and how we love them and what we will do to spend time with a dog [when we don't have one of our own, or are away from our precious pups]. Kids will love the illustrations and the funny ideas of how to go about getting some puppy love. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Jeremy Nguyen, and Chronicle Books for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a fun little book of quirky humor that would make a good gift for the dog-obsessed friend in your life. The cartoonish illustrations are cute and make it easy to flip from page to page.
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Thank you NetGalley and Chronicle Books for making this book available to read now. 

Omg. It is very clear that the author really loves dogs. So clear, that if he were locked in jail, I’m sure he’s befriend the guards with dogs and convince them to bring them to work. That might be drastic, but, the point is made! The illustrations are well done and hilarious. The huge fire hydrant did it for me. That and the, whoops, that’s a cat. 

I know MANY people that NEED this laugh in their life.
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Miigweetch NetGalley and Chronicle Books for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own. 

This is a cute comic about petting dogs in a variety of exceedingly ridiculous scenarios. It is not a children's book, although older children/teens might enjoy the silly and exaggerated nature of the narrative. I liked the artwork, which is clean and bright. I especially liked the variety of bodies and persons represented on the pages.

I recommend this book to any and all canine lovers. This would make a good Secret Santa or White Elephant auction gift - it's the perfect kind of generic yet specific thing for that person in your life mentioned liking dogs or got excited when they saw a Corgi on the street while you were having lunch that one time. Your aunt who rescues senior dogs will love to add this to her bathroom reader collection. 

Four stars because the gag starts to wear thin after a while, and some of the “suggestions” were kinda cringe when they didn’t need to be; I would have preferred to keep it wholesome. The preface was well-done and I think the book would have been stronger had they kept with that tone.
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Can I Pet Your Dog is full of comic style pictures and ways for people to pet a dog. This would be a funny gift for a dog lover, but it wasn’t quite to my taste. It grew a bit too long and parts just weren’t funny to me. I did like that the first tip made sense for kids- making sure to ask if it is ok to let someone’s dog!
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I think I went into this book expecting it to be something else and that is fully my fault. I thought most of the weird and wacky ways to get to pet someone's dog were funny, but some of them just fell flat for me. I did kind of roll my eyes at the one "use your hot friends" page. Overall not for me, but there is definitely an audience that will appreciate this type of book.
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This is very cute and silly. I would happily add a copy to my high school library for a bit of fun reading (high schoolers love silly books too!). 

I like the very first picture is “ask”. I think that’s one of the most important things you can do and I say that as someone with a blind elderly dog who people want to pet. However, one of the panels displays a dog wearing a vest - even though there’s not enough information to see if the dog is a good working doge, I found it a bit tasteless after the really nice preface of not touching service/working dogs.
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