As Good As Gold

Written by Patricia Furstenberg


Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favorite furry friends, “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humor we always knew our dogs possessed.
Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through such pondering as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?”
A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends. The poems are grouped in: Questions, Colors, Musings and Haiku.

* Ideal to boost you up by reading one poem at a time,
* Great conversational piece to have around on a rainy day,
* Fantastic tool to discuss colors in nature and everyday questions with your little ones,
* A gentle way to introduce children to animals’ feelings,
* Amazing picture to cheer you up.
* An ideal gift for any dog lovers!




A Beautiful Collection of Puppy Poetry!  5 stars


I cannot remember the last time I indulged in some poetry, but if anything was going to attract me to this genre again, it was definitely puppies!

This is a fine selection of puppy poems; it puts the reader on four paws and lets them marvel at the wonder of the world and feel the excitement of every new experience. We are a dog family, currently with two labrador boys – as anyone who knows me will attest to. I’ve always said that having dogs is like having under fives, only they get to grips with toilet training a lot sooner!

Every day is full of new exciting sights, sounds and smells with these verses easily conveying the puppy excitement and frolics, but I could never have put it all into words as successfully as Patricia Furstenberg. These poems will make you smile and laugh and nod your head in agreement over and over! The cute pictures throughout will squeeze even the hardest of hearts and I have to mention the gorgeous cover, designed by the author herself – is there no end to her talent? Whilst this book is suitable for younger readers, I’m pretty certain that a lot of adults will enjoy this too. I certainly did! What a beautiful collection there is in this volume, and it’s definitely one I would recommend.

My thanks to the author for bringing her work to my attention. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: poetry


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1898 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Publication Date: 23 May 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US


Meet the Author


81gc8Hwha1L._UX250_Patricia Furstenberg is a skilled children’s book author, poetess and mother, known for her uplifting, charming themes and lovable, enchanting characters: dogs, cats, elephants, cheetahs, lions, but also squirrels and snails.
Her words “truly make the world a happier and more beautiful place!”

Her book “Joyful Trouble” is an Amazon Bestseller.
Her book of poems “As Good As Gold” became a #1 New Release the day it was published.

With a medical degree behind her, Patricia is passionate about mind, brain and education and the psychology behind it. Using her knowledge she crafts stories and poems that are great fun, as well as teaching empathy. Her stories are filled with “creativity and vivid imagery” and she knows how to “capture the reader’s imagination.”
Her prolific writing is described as: positive, diverse, crisp, joyful and uplifting.

Patricia Furstenberg came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents.
As a winner of the Write Your Own Christie Competition, the Judges “were impressed by her thorough investigation and admired the strength of her narrative; they were impressed by her style”. The judges thought Patricia’s writing style is “well structured, with a great sense of tension and suspense”, “confident and intriguing”. The Judges were Mathew Prichard, David Brawn from Harper Collins UK and Daniel Mallory from Harper Collins US.

When she’s not writing Patricia likes to read, read, read and dance. She never counts how many cups of coffee she enjoys in a day.
One of the characters portrayed in her children stories is Pete, the yellow toy elephant. Not many know, but Pete exists and lives in Pat’s home.
Patricia lives happily with her husband, children and dogs in sunny South Africa.


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