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Friday Face Off: Dog

Friday Face Off is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, and run by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“Dog Days of Summer”

This weeks theme:  A cover featuring a dog.

The original quote today was “Pagan rituals/standing stones/blazing suns” and the theme was “a cover with your own interpretation”

The quote is a reference to the summer solstice, which in the US is considered the first day of summer, but since the FFO theme for June 7th was summer, I can’t use that.  However, this year June 21st is not only the summer solstice but it is also national take your dog to work day!

I changed the quote today to “Dog Days of Summer” and decided to make the theme “A cover featuring a dog”

It may seem like a completely different prompt, but if you squint and tilt your head to the side and spin around three times you can get them to relate.

Wikipedia defines dog days of summer as “hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck.” and Marriam-Webster defines Pagan as “a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)” so technically the term Dog Days is sort of Pagan!

My work didn’t let us bring our dogs to work today so some of my coworkers and I took our dogs to the dog park instead. (That is why my FFO is so late today!)

My Choice: Because of Winn-Dixie


Candlewick 2001 (1) | Candlewick 2009 | Candlewick 2001 (2) | Walker Books 2005

Candlewick 2010 | Dtv 2003 | Walker Books 2014 | Gailivro 2004

Mahahon 2013 | Candlewick 2004 | Algoritam 2004| Kabusa Books 2010

Martins Fontes 2005 | Oetinger Friedrich 2002 | Mondadori 2002 | Mahahon 2008

Hachette youth 2004 | Unknown | Friend Publisher | Sigong Junior 2004

Least Favorites:


There are just so many cute covers! I can’t pick just 3 favorites ❤



Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!

16 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Dog

  1. Oh yes! Before I realised it was your favourite – I had already decided, hands down, it’s by far the best depiction of a dog:)) And what a cool interpretation of the summer solstice – the dog days of summer:))

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  2. This is brilliant, I wish I’d thought of it! And sorry, but I can’t get past the photos of your dogs, I am just going to enjoy those even though I love Winn Dixie, I choose your dogs as the best “cover.” LOL

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  3. Love the pics of all the doggos. I miss my Bigg so much, just passed one year without him. As soon as I saw that this week was about dogs, this is the book that popped into my mind before even opening your post. I do like the one you picked, but it was number 2 for me. The one I immediately gravitate to was Candlewick 2001. I think because that it the one that I read to my kids and my students. Great post Brittany.

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    1. Thanks ❤ and I am so sorry about your dog, dogs are the best and I am sure he was lucky to have such a great owner as you ❤ I read the Candlewick 2001 edition too, and I think I own a copy of it somewhere, but in this case nostalgia wasn't enough to make it my top choice (there are covers that this is the case haha)

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