Those of you who surf the Web have probably encountered Amazon.com. One of the Web's first major success stories and arguably the best bookstore in cyberspace, Amazon.com is known for making it easy to get the books you want when you want them, and at attractive discounts. Your Webmaster (who would rather buy on the Web than off) has been using their services since they opened and has never had cause to be displeased.
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Some Favorites From The Last Few Years
Webmaster's Selection: Part One of The Dachshund Escapades, a warm (and largely true) family story told through a dachshund's eyes.
Webmaster's Selection: Part Two of The Dachshund Escapades, a warm (and largely true) family story told through a dachshund's eyes.
Webmaster's Selection: Quite simply the best illustrated children's book about dachshunds that we have ever seen.
Webmaster's Selection: Itty Bitty returns and proves once again that there are some problems that only he can solve.
The true story of Francesca (Frankie), a dog who lost the use of her back legs but not her zest for life. Narrated by Frankie, herself, with a little help from her mom.
Webmaster's Selection: Ever wonder what your dogs are thinking? Ms. Miller supplies all the dialogue for her four (including two dachshunds), and you can only hope that yours can get off zingers like hers.
Webmaster's Selection: A very personal book, part remembrance of a dachshund to whom Ms. Gerhardt had to say goodbye, and part memory book to help you get through the loss of your dog.
Webmaster's Selection: Illustrated with photos of the real Itty Bitty, this is the story about how the runt of the litter comes through for his siblings.
Webmaster's Selection: Harry the Dachshund (Ms. Calmenson's real-life companion) instructs your children in how to approach dogs they don't know safely.
Webmaster's Selection: A true story, in words and photos, of the great artist's unlikely friendship with a dachshund.
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Webmaster's Selection: Dachshunds can be great at cheering people up. If you'd like to share your dog with people who are sad, or sick, or lonely, this book can help you get started.
There are dachshunds on the cover and a dachshund stars at the end. In between, there are poems and pictures of 30 breeds, ending with tips for getting a dog of one's own.
Puppies just canít help making mischief and messes! This story promises we'll love them forever no matter what.
Non-fiction About Dachshunds
Webmaster's Selection: A must-read by our friend Joel Davis. Joel relates the true story of how his dachshund Alex can sense Joel's epileptic seizures before they happen, letting him get to a safe position.
Webmaster's Selection: Many publishers have series of books about different breeds, but this is one of the best we've found. Engaging text by someone who knows the breed, good pictures, and a very reasonable price.
Webmaster's Selection: The sheer chutzpah of putting together a book full of photographs of dachshunds superimposed on photos of doors is probably worth the price of admission. This is just something you don't see every day.
Webmaster's Selection: Hockney has been known for his paintings for some time, but it's only recently we found out that he had two dachshunds ó Stanley and Boodgie ó and that he was going to publish a book of his paintings of them. This is a must-have.
Webmaster's Selection: This isn't a dachshund book, but it's a GOOD book. Fifty duotone dog portraits are accompanied by the thoughts of the dogs. And if dogs could talk, these are the kinds of things they would tell us.
Webmaster's Selection: One of our dachshund-raising friends tells us that this is a good book, with good advice and good pictures at a good price, and we trust her judgment.
Webmaster's Selection: Lots of good pictures and good advice, and it's written well, too. One of those if-you're-only-buying-one-dachshund-book kind of volumes.
Says the publisher: Covering every aspect of dog care, a full profile of the breed, day-to-day welfare, training, grooming, and exercise, this book includes full-cover photos. It also features a chapter on breeding.
This is the only book in the Dachshund Delights Bookshop that has a dachshund (Ernestine) as a co-author. If you're getting a new puppy (are there any old puppies?) this book will give you places to enter all the important events in the little fellow's life. There are also recipes for treats for your pal.
Says the publisher: This lively anecdotal and actual account of the people and dogs who have made all six varieties of Dachshund as important and as popular as they are today. Up-to-date, all-embracing, authoritative. The New Dachshund is a treasure for veteran breeders and new owners alike.
Fiction, Illustrated Books, Kids' Books
Webmaster's Selection: We reviewed this book on our site in May of 2003. Click here to read what we said.
Webmaster's Selection: We reviewed this book on our site in January of 2004. Click here to read what we said.
Illustrated by Muriel Morris
Webmaster's Selection: Our favorite illustrator, Muriel Morris, turns her hand to the Bard and discovers that all of the characters in his plays were really dachshunds. A must-have!
Webmaster's Selection: Instant classic. A dachshund, short of stature and big of heart, is scorned by the neighborhood. By sheer effort, he turns himself into a superhero.
Albert's love of taking taxis with his owner leads him to try it on his own, and almost takes him to the Kalihari desert.
The Pirates Of Penzance with dogs, including a dachshund. Clever and colorful comic-strip format.
Illustrated by Sigrid Leberer
Webmaster's Selection: You won't find a more enjoyable dachshudn book for younger readers.
Webmaster's Selection: The book to buy for a child (or adult) who loves dinosaurs, dachshunds or both.
Illustrated by Sigrid Leberer
Webmaster's Selection: A true story, beautifully told and illustrated. If your heart doesn't go out to Pippo, please don't tell us about it.
Webmaster's Selection: If you have kids or grandkids just learning to read, this story of a dachshund seeking relief from the heat is perfect. Or if you're like the Webmaster and have no kids or grandkids, but just like fun stories and pictures about dachshunds, get this inexpensive paperback for yourself.
Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Webmaster's Selection: A perfect book for a household with youngsters of both the human and dachshund varieties.
Webmaster's Selection: It's a kids' book, but we love it, too. Little Oscar is the butt of jokes because of his short legs and long body, so imagine his horror when the Halloween costume his mother makes him turns out to be a hot-dog bun. But, of course, it turns out that many seeming shortcomings can be lifesavers in the right situation.
Webmaster's Selection: The best book you'll find to ease the pain of losing a beloved dog friend.
From the author and illustrator of Curious George, the story of the "longest dachshund in the world."
A photo-essay on the first eight weeks in the life of a dachshund puppy.
First published in 1964, this is the story of a city child who wants nothing more than to be able to whistle for his dog, Willie.
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Webmaster's Selection: Dick King-Smith is best known as the author of Babe, but this book tells about some of the puppies he's had in his life. He's always had a soft spot for dachshunds, and you'll find some good illustrations of them here in a book suitable for even younger children.
Illustrated by K. F. Barker
Says the book's publisher: Originally published in the UK in 1938, and all but lost to those of us who treasure our old, threadbare copies, THE UGLY DACHSHUND is now given a new life with a Foreword by Barbara Holland (Secrets of the Cat; Endangered Pleasures). This hilarious story of the befuddled Great Dane Tono and his dachshund family will enthrall animal book aficionados. THE UGLY DACHSHUND is the first of our Forgotten Classics series.