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25 November, 2011

Dog Trots Globe: To Paris and Provence...A Review and a Giveaway!

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chula If you love all things French and you love dogs, have I got a book for you…Dog Trots Globe: To Paris and Provence! The author is Chula Wula D’Augue (pronounced dog)…simply known as Chula…a nine-year-old Sheltie who spends most of her time in California. The book, as barked to her owner Sheron Long, tells Chula’s adventures as she travels to France for the first time!

cafeYou will first see Provence through Chula’s eyes and check out the café and bistro scene, where well-behaved dogs are welcome in France!

baskets Chula takes us to some of my favorite places as we visit the markets in Provence. She kindly provides us with a list of her favorite market days and I was pleased to see my very favorite…l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue’s Sunday antique and flea market… among them! The book is filled with wonderful photos that will instantly transport you to Provence!

lavandeOf course, Chula takes us to visit the picturesque little villages and the beautiful countryside! What trip to Provence would be complete without an opportunity to smell the lavender…

sheep …and to rub elbows with the friendly locals!

flea market paris And of course, you must top off your trip with a stay in Paris and an excursion to the fabulous marchés aux puces…the flea markets! Chula even attends the opening night of a Parisian art gallery. There’s so much to do in France for a curious and adventuresome dog, especially since France is a very dog-friendly country! And this book really takes you along, too, including lots of practical tips as well in case you decide to travel to France with your dog.
And here’s what I really like about this book…it comes with extra goodies! It has a wonderful music video of market day in Provence and a narrated video of a fun walk through the village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, as well as video clips from Chula’s visit to France!  (They are embedded in the enhanced eBook edition and included online for the print and standard eBook editions.) And…the book is absolutely filled to the brim with fabulous color photographs for the feeling of a little getaway to Paris and Provence!

book big And now for the fun part…Chula has been kind enough to supply me with a copy of the book…autographed by both Chula and her owner Sheron Long…to give to one of my readers!
You can win in one of five ways:
1. Leave a comment on this post. Be certain to leave an email address if you do not have a blog so that I can contact you if you win!
2. Leave an additional comment telling me that you are a follower or subscriber.
3. Like our page on Facebook (here) and tell me in another comment.
4. Become Chula’s friend on Facebook (here) by sending her a friend request and tell me in another comment.
5. Blog about this giveaway or take the giveaway button from the sidebar and post it on your sidebar and tell me in another comment.
That’s five ways to win! The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm Eastern time. The winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to leave an email address or contact if you do not have a blog so that I may let you know if you win! 



Is1 Please note that I have not been compensated in any way by the publisher or the author for this review. And…please do me a favor and don’t tell my staff about this book…it will give them ideas! Bonne chance! Good luck!
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62 comments:

  1. Hi, I enjoy following your blog!

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  2. What a wonderful book...I'd love to win it for my daughter in law to be!

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  3. Just clicked like on your FB page, have a great day!

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  4. I would love to have this book, since I just visited these wonderful places this year! fingers crossed...
    nancimoll1 at gmail dot com

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  5. I follow your blog
    nancimoll1 at gmail dot com

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  6. I follow you on Facebook too!
    nancimoll1 at gmail dot com

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  7. I just love your Blog! I too am a Plate Addict! I have Vintage China Plates hanging on the border of my kitchen wall!

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  8. What a cute book! I love the photos you shared from the book! What a fun giveaway! hugs, Linda

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  9. I am a follower of you lovely blog and your fabulous staff! (but I won't mention the book to them or Charlie...geesh can you imagine them traveling to Paris?)

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  10. Thanks for posting this Debbie, I'm going to out and look for a copy for my daughter for Christmas she will be in love with it.

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  11. How fun! My boys will be jealous of a doggie vacation in Paris. Looks like you'll have to do a coordinating cat version....get "the staff" packed up and ready to go!

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  12. I would love to own this cute book,I love animals and France and books,what a great combination,I forgot to mention I also love to travel and Shopping is my absolute favorite thing!!!I sent a friend request and also liked the blog on FB.Please enter me in this cute giveaway.

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  13. I think I would like living in Europe, they are so much more dog friendly and dog understanding. Have a great weekend. Richard and Sissy Dog from My Old Historic House.

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  14. As I was reading this review, I kept thinking my granddaughter Madeline would lobe this book! I'll try to win it first and if not I'll certainly think of ordering it. I also liked this book and giveaway on FB.
    thanks, maryj.
    mjohnst3@bellsouth.net

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  15. Hi Debbie.....great review on the book. The pics are wonderful and it sounds like a really fun mini-trip to France. Count me in to win! Linda

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  16. OH! I would LOVE to win this! Not only do I have a Sheltie to read it to, I also have a Sister-In-Law who lives in France! The BEST of both worlds, wouldn't you say!? First time visiting, but won't be my last-I'm a fellow dish-a-holic, but a newbie! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  17. I am now a follower and/or a subscriber-not sure what you call someone who lists your blog on their own blog so they (and others) can enjoy your blog-and write it down somewhere so they don't forget the name! Not that I would ever do that....;)

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  18. I "like"d you on Facebook-is it me, or does that sound weird?!

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  19. Okay, one more thing-I borrowed your giveaway button and pasted it on my blogs-I'm going to have to grab a turkey sandwich and go through some of your older posts now!

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  20. What fun! I would love to win this!

    Deborah in NC

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  21. I am already a follower of your blog!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  22. I'm also a follower of your on Facebook!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  23. I hope Chula Wula D'Augue will
    confirm my friend request on Facebook! ...and I hope my cat doesn't get jealous!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  24. Your giveaway button is at the top of sidebar!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  25. Oh, I would SO love to win this book! Provence through the eyes of a dog... What could be better?

    Ana Maria

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  26. The book looks adorable! I'm crossing my fingers.

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  27. I sent a friend request to Chula

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  28. Please count me in for this delightful giveaway.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  29. Liked and shared on the FB page.

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  30. What a novel idea and a beautiful book! I would love this as a gift for my daughter who loves her dogs and France as well.
    Debbie
    dmilms@bellsouth.net

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  31. This would make such a fun book to read. count me in on this great giveaway! Peggy from PA bfdgirl@yahoo.com

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  32. I love and adore dogs...I also love France. Thanks so much for the giveaway chance, hope I'm lucky! Have a great weekend. FABBY

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  33. Ooh, what a fun giveaway. Do count me in.

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  34. Took button for my DOORBELL collection page.

    Thank you and best wishes to all the participants.

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  35. Hi...
    I have never followed a Blog until yours!!!! ;-)
    When I go through my e-mail... I save yous for last... so that I can enjoy it! I am also a follower on FB!
    This book looks so fun... As I love dogs and ALL things French!
    Candace
    hartjurney@gmail.com

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  36. Debbie, what a great idea for a book. Thanks for the heads up on this one. I can think of several friends who would love a copy of this one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed one might come my way, but will be ordering some for those on my Christmas list.
    Thanks again, Sarah

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  37. Follower? No question! You know I'm one of the faithful. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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  38. Debbie, I "Liked" on FB. ~ Sarah

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  39. Debbie, thanks for this opportunity to win this marvalous book. I have liked you on FB.

    I do not have a blog but read your e mails every time I receive one. I always comment on your silly cats and am so touched that you love them so much. I am an animal rescuer so when I see animals like yours so loved and well taken care of it gives me the incentive to continue doing what I do because I know, even though I can't save them all, I am able to save a great many.

    When I saw this book the first person came to mind was my friend Jody. She loves all things French and anything dog. She's my dearest and most loving friend. Her love and dedication to supporting animal welfare causes is unmatched by animal else I know.

    Recently, my cat Snow, who is the king of the house and such a character, fell ill with a horrible sinus infection. The infection was so bad I thought I might lose him there for a while. However, after much prayer and 15 sleepless nights and supportive care, he finally came around and is doing great now. Jody, knowing how upset I was at the prospect of losing Snow, went ahead and sent me my Christmas present early to maybe cheer me up. This is the kind of friend she is, always there when you need her.

    This is why I hope and pray I am he lucky recipient of this giveaway so I can give this book to Jody for Christmas.

    Thanks again.
    Patsy
    2many1254@att.net

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  40. I'd love to win this book! It looks very entertaining with beautiful photography and I am interested to see the markets where you have shopped.

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  41. Lovely giveaway... Hope to win !!

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  42. Oh what and intreging book. I would Love a chance to win.

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  43. I'm also a happy follower of your blog.

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  44. I like Confessions of a Plate Addict on Facebook.

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  45. I have been a follower of this blog for a while and I love it!

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  46. I would love to win this book! The best dog I ever had was a Sheltie!

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  47. Hi Debbie!How did I miss this?? lol I was visiting Marcia blog just a second ago.Found it there.Count me in please.I guess I just made it.

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  48. I just became a new follower as well!I adore your collie.I have a Border Collie.The kitties are to cute as well.Blessings!

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  49. I just added your button to my blog as well!

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  50. What a fun giveaway...please count me in!

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  51. I'm a follower! Would love to gift this to my MIL - she'd adore it!

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  52. I love animal books- especially written from their perspective. Looks wonderful!

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  53. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, everyone! The giveaway is now closed and I will be posting the winner soon!...hugs...Debbie

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