BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bea Reviews Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition by Jane Seabrook

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 
Format Read: hardcover
Source: Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: November 11, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:

The adorable and high-profile Furry Logic series celebrates its 10th anniversary with a menagerie of illustrated animals and hilarious sayings about life, love, and everything in between.

     No one understands the ups and downs of life's little challenges better than the frisky critters of Furry Logic. The inspirational and tongue-in-cheek advice from series creator Jane Seabrook and her plucky animal characters will tickle the fancy and the funnybone of readers everywhere. Each intricately illustrated spread features a member of the animal kingdom with a unique take on life, from the adorably grumpy owl who advises "Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with" to the fluffy hawk who admonishes, "If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished." So join the original flock of penguins, bears, frogs, and more in celebrating a decade of wit and wisdom with ten new illustrated spreads for fans looking for fresh inspiration.

Bea's Thoughts:

I saw this on the Blogging for Books site and knew I had to have it. It just looked cute and funny. When it arrived I sat down and began reading it and sharing lines from it on Facebook. The artwork is both cute and realistic with vibrant colors and sharp details. Seabrook's creatures are expressive and each one perfectly illustrates the quotes it accompanies. The quotes are a delightful blend of humor and wisdom, with the occasional touch of snark.

Some of the quotes were fun - "I hear the call to do nothing, and am doing my best to answer it." accompanied by a lazy kitty or an alligator baby crawling out of its egg to the quote, "I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat roughage!" While others were more serious - "Anyone can be passionate. But it takes real  lovers to be silly." and "When you're in it up to your pays to keep your mouth shut." with a picture of a hippo's head in water with just its eyes, nostrils, and ears showing.

,This is one of my faves: I've had days, weeks, even months like this. :D And the visible tension in the frog's body plus the expression on his face is exquisite.

Furry Logic is cute, humorous, and sure to make you smile. If you don't, you might be dead. :D Keep it on your coffee table, bedside table, kids room, heck keep a copy in the bathroom!


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