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Review: Shake

January 17, 2014


Shake by Carli Davidson is a delightful book full of pictures of dogs caught in the act of shaking.  Davidson worked hard to get these fabulous photos.  She started by playing with the dogs, in order to make them comfortable, and then would sprinkle drops of water on their head, scratch their ears, rub them with a towel, or blow on them to get them to shake.  Once they did she was ready with her strobe lights and camera.

Davidson’s models were secured through friends, rescue groups, and social media.  All the dogs pictured are named in the back of the book.  Davidson includes a note on the importance of adopting from a shelter and of spaying or neutering your pet.  She says 70% of the dogs pictured in the book are rescues.

Looking through this book is so much fun!  It’s one of those books that you want to share with your friends.  I’ve looked through it over and over again and one of my favorite aspects is that Davidson includes handicapped dogs like sweet little London.

Shake interior

This book can be shared with the whole family because dog lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy it!

Review copy provided by Harper Collins.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
25 Comments leave one →
  1. sandynawrot permalink
    January 17, 2014 6:15 am

    Adorable. And yay for rescues!

  2. January 17, 2014 8:20 am

    ahhhhhh….How cute. Would love to look thru it.

  3. January 17, 2014 9:14 am

    Sounds very cute!

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    January 17, 2014 10:43 am

    Loved the video! This book will definitely go on my list.

  5. January 17, 2014 11:36 am

    Awwww, this sounds wonderful!

  6. Patty permalink
    January 17, 2014 11:53 am

    OMG…I love books like this one…I am sure a kitty one is next!

  7. January 17, 2014 1:31 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! 🙂

  8. talesofwhimsy permalink
    January 17, 2014 1:59 pm

    What a fun coffee table book for dog lovers.

  9. January 17, 2014 2:54 pm

    I wonder if any of the proceeds go to rescue groups.

  10. January 17, 2014 3:37 pm

    Love that they are rescue dogs!

  11. January 17, 2014 3:47 pm

    What a good book

  12. Literary Feline permalink
    January 17, 2014 5:38 pm

    I can see why you liked this so much, Kathy! I love dogs. 🙂

  13. January 17, 2014 8:01 pm

    So cute! I have someone who just lost her dog a few months ago who might appreciate this gift.

  14. January 17, 2014 8:04 pm

    Cute. 🙂

  15. January 18, 2014 9:59 am

    This sounds so cute!

  16. January 18, 2014 3:35 pm

    Too darn cute!

  17. January 19, 2014 12:31 am

    We are a dog family and sure that my boys would love this!

  18. January 19, 2014 11:00 am

    This sounds like one of those books which would make you smile no matter how you felt. 🙂

  19. booknaround permalink
    January 19, 2014 2:48 pm

    Love this! I know several people who neeeeeeeed it, including me. 🙂

  20. January 19, 2014 5:18 pm

    I love that she supports shelters and recommends adopting from them – I found Prince at the ASPCA. Looks like a great book!

  21. January 19, 2014 7:53 pm

    awww those pictures are so sweet!

  22. January 19, 2014 8:20 pm

    What a great book for dog lovers! It must have taken much patience to get those photos.

  23. January 20, 2014 6:30 am

    How fun is that?? She sure looks like she has a way with animals.

  24. January 20, 2014 11:11 am

    Such an adorable cover. I enjoyed the video of Carli Davidson you posted. I can think of at least three people Shake would be a good gift for. (Including me!). Thanks for posting your review.

  25. Athira permalink
    January 20, 2014 11:44 am

    The dogs’ expressions mid-shake is so so adorable!

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