This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
Manny Kagan continues his “42 Encounters” photo journal book series in 42 Encounters with Dog Lovers. Edging close to retirement, Manny Kagan and his wife, Elfa, decide to get a puppy. After researching the pros and cons of different breeds, they decide to purchase a labradoodle. They name the newest member of their family Max. Manny’s goal is to learn how to become Max’s best friend. In this book, Manny shares the trials and the joys of the first forty-two days with Max. Even though Max is the center of attention, Kagan includes forty-two candid street photos of dog owners. Manny’s daily experiences and these photos reveal the special bond between humans and their dogs.
Photographers see the world differently than most; they capture moments in time, rare and unusual sights, making it possible to relive and remember them over and over again. Manny Kagan shares his unique gift in 42 Encounters with Dog Lovers. Dog ownership is the central theme of the book. As he shares his encounters with Max, Kagan repeatedly asks – “why own a dog?” To help solve this mystery, Kagan did his research; he includes many helpful hints from dog experts on training methods and dog behavior. “It seems that puppies don’t need to read books to know what to do. But we humans do.” However, the true answer to the question doesn’t come from mere information, it comes from the heart. Dogs bring joy and laughter, they are loyal and loving; every day with a dog is an adventure.