Who doesn’t love a good book especially on a cold, wet weekend?!? And one that is about a pug or two? I know I sure do! And that’s what I am sharing today. 10 must own books starring pugs that if you don’t already know about, then you are missing out.
The Pug Who Ate the World by Tom Cote & Illustrated by Gemma Gene
“What happens when a little dog tries to eat the entire world? Join Bunky the pug in his plans to sample foods from around the globe and his best friend Tom’s reactions to Bunky’s pursuits.”
Pugalicious by Homer Pugalicios
“Homer Pugalicious is no ordinary pug. Homer has a passion for all things luxurious and fun! From long lunches and days in the park, to relaxing at home with some pizza and television, Homer does it all.
Follow Homer as he goes about his fabulous life, dressed only in the best outfits.
The quirky and intriguing pictures combined with amusing captions will make you laugh and love the wonderfully adorable pug prince.”
A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette by Gemma Correll
“This manual is an essential item for any pug aspiring to be a sophisticated, civilized citizen. Pugs play by their own set of rules. When you want them to sit, they stand; when you want them to stay, they go; and when you want them to stop eating that unidentified item on the floor, well…Traditional schools of canine thought put this behaviour down to a stubborn refusal to be trained that’s inherent in the bred. Not so. This behaviour is, in fact, down to an ancient set of rules, passed down from pug generation to pug generation. A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette attempts to explain these rules, thereby advancing pug-human relations to hitherto unprecedented heights.”
A Pug’s Guide to Dating by Gemma Correll
“Who knew that sniffing someone’s backside in a park could be so alluring?! In A Pug’s Guide to Dating, pug lover and illustrator of the moment Gemma Correll has put together a collection of 50 charming cartoons, observing from a pug’s point of view, the pitfalls facing young pugs in their quest for love.”
Pugs in Costumes by Virginia Woof
“From haute couture Oscar dresses and character classics, superheroes to inanimate objects, there isn’t a creature on earth that can rock a costume quite like a pug. With over 100 full color, candid photographs of these adorable dogs in outfits ranging from adorable to hysterical to downright absurd, this book is a pure delight for animal lovers of all stripes.Packed with 128 pages of color photographs, some of the pugs you’ll meet in this volume include: – Scarlett O’Pugra- Bob Pugley- Pugzilla- Chewpugca and Pug Vader- Evita Pugron- The Ba HumPug!And many, many more.”
The Pug List by Alison Hodgson
“What if a wheezing, sneezing, allegedly house-trained, ticking time bomb of an orphan pug is the key to helping a family feel at home again, after an arsonist set their house—and life—on fire If you asked me, I would have said it’s a bad idea; we can do better. Unfortunately no one asked me, and The Pug List is my family’s story.”
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
“Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens… Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!”
The Little Book of Pug Wisdom by Gemma Correll
“Renowned illustrator Gemma Correll presents sage advice for all pugs in this collection of hilarious cartoons. Life for a pug can be confusing. On the one hand, people stop in the street and squeal at the cuteness of your appearance, but on the other, people don’t take too kindly to your desires to do some of the things dogs will do in public. So how does today’s pug learn to navigate through the pitfalls of the modern world? With THE LITTLE POCKET BOOK OF PUG WISDOM of course! Divided into two sections, this hilarious guide will teach a pug everything he or she needs to know about life, love, and everything in between-whether that’s how to greet strangers or prepare the perfect meal.”
Chick and Pug by Jennifer Sattler
“Chick lives for adventure. Pug lives for sleep! In Chick’s eyes, however, Pug can do no wrong. In fact, he’s Wonder Pug! But with danger around every corner and a hero who’s a little low on energy, it may be up to Chick to save the day and earn the prized role of sidechick (er …sidekick). From an exceptional new talent, this is a funny, heartwarming story of misplaced hero worship – and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Doug the Pug – A Working Dog’s Tale by Cate Archer
“Doug the Pug is a charming little baggy dog, living in the United Kingdom. Here, he shares tales of his busy life as a working dog. Doug works with children in schools, helping them feel secure and comforted while the children learn to read. His presence encourages children to see school as a positive environment, reinforces positive social behaviour and self-worth, and helps them develop empathy. This book is the story of Doug’s work-what he does and thinks about during the day, and how he’s helped the people that have needed him the most. Children seven to ten years age, children with cognitive, physical, emotional challenges, and parents, teachers, and learning support workers with an interest in animal assisted therapy will all find Doug’s story entertaining and educational.”
How many of these awesome books do you already own? Is there any other must own books starring pugs? Let us know in the comments below.
***Excerpts of books in italic are sourced from various book sites including www.amazon.com, www.bookdepository.com.au and www.booktopia.com.au***