Martha Teichner writes a quietly fun read in When Harry Met Minnie. The love of a good bull terrier is ripe on every page, as is the camaraderie of sharing the lives of dogs and their people.
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When Harry Met Minnie, the basics
Author Martha Teichner writes a quietly reminiscent book recalling the tale of two meeting and how their relationship progressed. Along the way, in When Harry Met Minnie, we see the impact of people’s lives upon each other. Bull Terriers feature magnificently throughout, with all their quirkiness and determination clearly on display.
This true story of love and friendship was generously published by Celadon Books and runs at 256 pages. An ARC copy received to review on behalf of Raincoast Books.
This is such a sweet gentle read. So much heart and human connection, and in the midst of it…. bull terriers! You gotta love the goofiness and determination of a good bull terrier!
But it the people who these bull terriers brought together that will grab your heart and your attention. There is hardship, for dogs and people. There is death, for people and dogs. But friendship abounds. Tears happen. Laughter floods at times unexpected. And you will be glad at the end that you took the time to read this love story between Harry and Minnie and all their people.
The font is tidy, the chapter illustrations don’t vary, the language is careful, respectful, and very real. Heartbreak happens.
Should you pick it up?
Yes. I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. The bull terriers dragged me in, the tenderness of the tale kept me reading. It will keep you reading to. So go, find When Harry Met Minnie. Read it, and let all the connections give your heart a smile.