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Father and Daughter Combine Skills for a Satirical Book about Dogs

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"A Canine Exposé" Offers a Humorous Look at Why You Should Never Own One

MEQUON, Wis. - s4story -- Barry Behnken and his daughter, Emily Hansen, long have found humor in their diametrically opposing views of dog ownership. Emily is an unabashed dog lover, while her father is … well, not so much. The pair have now leveraged Barry's sense of humor and Emily's artistic talents to produce A Canine Exposé: A Guide to Different Breeds with Commentary on Why You Should Never Own One (Arthur Mae Publishing).

A Canine Exposé is a parody that features text by a non-dog loving curmudgeon in Barry, accompanied by tongue-in-cheek and clever illustrations by Emily. It is intended for the enjoyment of dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike, appealing to those with a sense of humor who are open to a chuckle concerning the pros and cons of "man's best friend."

"We have been forever trying to make each other laugh," Barry explains of his relationship with Emily. "There is nothing serious in this book at all. Emily's drawings feature dogs in silly situations, such as a Greyhound with wheels and a Great Dane that can't fit on the page."

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Each of the two-page spreads that are dedicated to a specific breed includes Barry's light-hearted text and Emily's accompanying drawing. A Canine Exposé also includes general information about dog ownership and an extensive glossary of terms that may or may not be real words, all delivered with a humorous twist.

A Canine Exposé is available in paperback and digital formats on Amazon at https://amzn.to/4abcXz4. The title also is available through IngramSpark for retail distribution.

About the author

Barry Behnken is a retired pharmaceutical scientist living in Mequon, Wisconsin. A curious mind, love of humor and a certain aversion to dogs led to the development of A Canine Exposé. When he's not hiking, playing tennis or pickleball, you'll find him solving puzzles, explaining a scientific phenomenon to a disinterested granddaughter or engaging in a pun war with any willing soul.

Barry Behnken

Source: Arthur Mae Publishing
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