Blog Tour & Book Review: As Good As Gold: A Dog’s Life in Poems by Patricia Furstenberg #AsGoodAsGold


As Good As Gold: A dog’s life in poems

Author: Patricia Furstenberg



As engaging as a tail wag

Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favourite furry friends, “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humour we always knew our dogs possessed.

Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through ponderings such as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?”

A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends.

  • Genre: Children’s Poetry
  • Publication Date: May 23, 2018
  • ISBN-10: 1980748594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1980748595

BOOK links:

Amazon UK  | Amazon US  | Amazon Canada  | Goodreads

My thoughts on this book:

With puppies in our house again, this book couldn’t have come at a better time!  We enjoyed reading through all the poems and seeing the adorable pup photos with each one.

My young children are often curious as to what our puppies are really thinking. What do they think about the rain and the sun? Do they wonder what the critters are crawling on the ground? This collection of poems is alive with many canine adventures which makes it perfect for young readers. It opens up opportunities for many discussions. The poems are easy to read and keep your interest. It’s amusing for children to imagine life from a dog’s point of view.

The poems are grouped into categories: Questions, Colours, Musings, and Haiku. A few of our favorites include: Why, Sun?, Why, Rain?, Silver Stars and Puppy Tails, As Good As Gold, and many of the Haiku poems.


Odourless flowers
White bouquets, children’s delight.
Simply, frosty snowflakes.

Overall, this is a delightful introductory book of poetry for children who love animals. We’re very happy to have it! 4****


About the Author:

PatFurstenberg-author photo.jpgPatricia Furstenberg came to writing through reading. She always carries a notebook and a pen, although at times she jots down her ideas on the back of till slips or types them on her phone.

Patricia enjoys writing for children because she can take abstract, grown-up concepts and package them in humorous, child-friendly ideas while adding sensitivity and lots of love. What fuels her is an exhilarating need to write and… coffee: “How many cups have I had this morning?” “None.” “Plus?” “Five cups.”

Between her books you can find the beloved Joyful Trouble, The Cheetah and the Dog, Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles.

She is a Huffington Post contributor and pens the Sunday Column for as well as dabbing in freelancing. After completing her Medical Degree in Romania she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children and their dogs.

AUTHOR links:

Author Website
Pat’s books on Amazon UK / Amazon US / Amazon Canada
Pat on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest.

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25 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Book Review: As Good As Gold: A Dog’s Life in Poems by Patricia Furstenberg #AsGoodAsGold

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It’s such an adorable book and Patricia does such a wonderful job getting kids to think about the care that dogs need, their curiosities, and how they feel about the world around them. Just wonderful. 💖 Have a great week my sweet, friend. 😁

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  1. David R. Dowdy

    If people ever cared how it might be to lose their ability to express themselves, they should consider how an intelligent creature like a dog must feel.

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    1. I agree, David. They are very intelligent and even though I feel like mine do a good job in letting me know what they want, I bet there’s a lot more going on inside their little heads! 😉🖤

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