Book Reviews

Reviews of books about animals with messages of animal empathy and respect.


Book Review: Doggie Dreams

Doggie Dreams - The cover of the book Doggie Dreams. Oil painting of dog with thought bubbles with dreams in them

Rhymed couplets describe the stuff of pups’ dreams. The text is accompanied by bright cartoons rendered in oils “with the occasional dog hair mixed in.”


The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion - Photo of a boy riding a black stallion bare back

Book review on WOAW for the Black Stallion. This book review is written by Billie from Elliot Heads.


Black Beauty Book Review

Black Beauty Book Review - Illustration of a black horse

Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell, was written in 1877 and was an influential pro-animal welfare statement, but it is also an extremely exciting and moving children’s story.