Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts

Forget Marley & Old Yeller. Here’s the crowning work of dog literature for all ages:  Hyperbole and a Half’s hilarious blog post “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts” on the mental confusion of two canines is spot-on perfect- pure genius! May I suggest Katherine Kellgren as the audiobook narrator? Her work in Pride and Prejudice & Zombies/Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling demonstrated an uncanny ability to convey animal emotions and the workings of non-human brains. Thanks to Bruce Coville for sharing this must-read for dog lovers (and haters!) everywhere. And Bruce? Get cracking on acquiring Kellgren & the audio publishing rights. Here’s the perfect project for your company Full Cast Audio to break into transmedia – these dogs  beg <ouch> to be converted into a parent-child lap-sit cautionary tale  destined to become a Nook Color best-seller or iPad book app for all ages.

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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