Thursday, March 14, 2013
When Tim Rowland's earlier book of his animal essays, All Pets are Off, was published, readers immediately clamored for more. Their preference for animal stories over the political columns Tim's also known for is understandable: animals are way more fun to read about than politicians. Especially now.
So here's a new volume of over 75 warm and funny essays, from the introduction to the farm of bovines Cleopatra and Heifertiti, the Belted Galloway beauties, to the further antics of Hannah the English Bulldog and Juliet the tiny Siamese, along with assorted donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, chickens, geese-and of course, more of the joyful bouvier des Flandres named Opie-that's sure to provide loads of smiles and even outright guffaws.
About Tim Rowland:
Tim Rowland is an award-winning columnist at Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown, Maryland. He has written for numerous history and outdoor magazines and news syndicates nationwide.
He has also authored several books, most recentlyStrange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War and including All Pets are Off: A Collection of Hairy Columns, Petrified Fact: Stories of Bizarre Behavior that Really Happened, Mostly, Earth to Hagerstown, High Peaks: A History of Hiking the Adirondacks from Noah to Neoprene andMaryland's Appalachian Highlands: Massacres, Moonshine & Mountaineering
Tim is also keeper and lackey for a wide assortment of mostly non-useful, freeloading critters, aided as always by his trusty (well, mostly trusty) companion Opie.
Tim Rowland's Website: http://www.timrowlandbooks.com
I grew up on a farm and we had all of the typical animals; horses, cows, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats. I adore animals. When I was asked to review Tim Rowland's Creature Features I was happy to oblige.
This book is a compilation of more than 75 essays on many different animals and their escapades. The stories will warm your heart and make you laugh. This is an ideal book for any and all animal lovers.
Creature Features is a quick read, that is hard to put down. I found myself saying, "after the next chapter, I'll put it down"... But It was impossible to do.
I recommend Tim Rowland's Creature Features for all the animal lovers in your life.
Disclosure: I received the book 'Tim Rowland's Creature Feature' for free. All opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion. No monetary exchange has been given for this review.