Too Cute Puppies by Animal Planet: Review

Title: Too Cute Puppies
Author: Animal Planet
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: October 2013
Length: 96
Series: Too Cute
Reason for Discovery: GoodReads First Reads Program

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From GoodReads:
The first eight weeks of a puppy's life are an epic adventure. And every impossibly adorable moment of that adventure is captured in this book, based on Animal Planet's hit show TOO CUTE.

Millions of viewers have joined their favorite pups as they take on the journey from helpless baby to rambunctious best friend. Now they can hold on to every precious moment through the exclusive photographs in this book. Every beautiful, entirely-too-cute photo illustrates the everyday dramas of puppies as they grow up and learn to navigate the world.

From their first sight of the world, to their first wobbly steps, to their first trip outdoors, these cuddly pups are coming of age in the most adorable ways. This book is for anyone who needs a little or a lot of extra cuteness in their life!

I thought I would start the week off with a smile. :) Every Saturday night, I turn on Animal Planet, so I can watch Too Cute. This television show follows three groups of puppies or kittens during the first 12 weeks of life. A few of the puppies or kittens will get names, and their adventures will be described as the little animals do adorable things. For example, "Little Oreo doesn't want to take a nap like his brothers and sisters, so he is going to explore the edge of the blanket instead." Seriously, each episode is like one hour long YouTube video but with better video and audio quality. You cannot help but smile when you watch this show. There is now an entire season on Netflix, and I am excited to turn it on when I need a pick-me-up. When I saw Too Cute Puppies was a GoodReads First Reads book, I knew I had to throw my hat into the raffle.

Here is a two-minute video showcasing some of the adorableness of the show:


This book is a collection of adorable pictures of puppies with a few facts about the different dog breeds shown and a few mentions of some of the puppies that were on the show. This book does not contain enough facts on dogs to really justify buying this book for dog facts. At the same time, this book doesn't really have very much information about the dogs that were on the show; the puppies are just given random shout outs here and there. The book doesn't even have an introduction. It is literally just a book with cute pictures of puppies.

I really struggled with figuring out who is supposed to buy this book. I showed the book to my husband who went from having a bad day to smiling, because cute puppies are fantastic. He agreed that the book is not really for the Too Cute television show audience either (he is forced to watch this show with me every week). After thinking a moment, he said, "the book is for people who don't know how to use the Internet." I have to admit that I think he is right. One of the two main reasons the Internet was invented was to show off cute animals (the other reason the Internet was invented was for "sexy times"). If you need to look at cute puppies at a moment's notice, and you don't regularly have access to the Internet, you should get this book.

When I organizing this review in my head, my mind immediately jumped to giving this book a 4/5, because the puppies were just so cute. I felt guilty about this, because the text wasn't really impressive. Again, I turned to my husband, and I asked him what he would rate this book. Without a moment's hesitation, he said 4/5. When I asked him why, he said, "it is a book full of adorable puppies." So there you have it.

I have to give this book 4 out 5 for sheer adorableness.


4 comments:

Chantelle said...
November 25, 2013 at 1:34 AM

OMGOSH THAT VIDEO WAS ADORABLE. I don't think I've 'aaw'-ed that much ever. I used to have a similar book when I was little that I absolutely loved. Used to use it to pester my parents to buy me a dog haha

Chene Sterckx said...
November 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

This post totally made my day and had me smiling! The video just makes me want to go a puppy and snuggle or play :)

Great Post Pamela. Thanks for making me smile today!

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

Pamela D said...
November 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM

The entire one-hour long show is like that two-minute clip. You can't look away from the adorableness.

Pamela D said...
November 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM

No problem! I decided that everyone needed a happy puppy video today!

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