A charming book that is full of easy to read and enjoy little stories about dogs and when you flip the book over, you get another one dedicated to cats. I read both sides but I am still a dog person. The majority of these stories can be read aloud and enjoyed by both the reader and the dog listening. I was not able to test this out on cats since my dachshund would be very upset if I came into contact with a cat. The best stories in both editions are the ones that given from the viewpoint of the animal. Both contact very fun poems that shine. This would make an excellent gift for that pet lover in your life!