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Awkward Family Pet Photos

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  548 ratings  ·  84 reviews
The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets.

There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward ab
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Three Rivers Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Munny
idk i did not read it i do not know how!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT


THIS BOOK CURED MY HEADACHE.

It also made me laugh uncontrollably. And, seriously, I did have a terrible headache when I started to read this one, but by the time I finished, I was laughing so hard that I completely forgot that my head hurt.

The overall concept of the book is pretty simple, take some family photos from the earlier decades and pair them with funny captions. The majority of them really made me laugh and they even included some chickens with a family. Fo
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4Q, 5P, A/YA, Ages 8+
I’ll admit that I had every intention of scanning this book and moving on only to find myself reading it page by page. Laugh out loud funny pictures of people and their furry friends accompanied by witty taglines and the occasional narrative made this a real pleasure read. Whether posing with their primped up poodle or the 4H prize-winning cow, each of these pictures tells a story about the relationships we have as humans to the animal world
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Scott Collins
Great coffee table book. Only took me about an hour to read, but that wasn't even necessary. I didn't find that the blurbs at the beginning of the chapters really added anything to the book. The pictures, as they say, are worth far more. I can't believe some of the poses, some of the pets, some of the, well, other stuff.
ReadingWench
My first reaction was LOL ! What are these peoples thinking? A possum, really? These aren't those cute pictures of your kid who fell asleep on the dog. A lot of these are portraits, professional photography of pets in family photos. Some are Laugh Out Load moments. This book is quite entertaining.
Susan
Pretty entertaining. A vaguely alarming factor when you recognize that some of the photos are not far off from what you and your family have taken with your own pets...
Elizabeth
Um, guilty pleasure? Somehow more satisfying than the website and cheers to those willing to submit photos.
Christyn
Awkward Family Pet Photo is a fun book full of funny and yes, awkward, family pet photos. There are 8 sections to the book: The Pet Portrait, Dogs, Cats, Birds, Farm Animals, Exotic Pets, Holidays with the Pets & Awkward Pets. Each chapter had an introduction that while not adding that much extra to the book were still entertaining. Some photo's had a little backstory to them, some had a title and a caption, other's didn't need them. There were also a few Tales from the Vet paragraphs that ...more
Jan
This book is hilarious.
Luanne Ollivier
featured Mike Bender and Doug Chernack's New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos way back in Over the Counter # 20. It truly was a laugh out loud book.

They're back with their latest collection - Awkward Family Pet Photos. All the photos have been sent in by the pet owners (and really every pet you can think of is covered) themselves. Some are accompanied by a short note setting the scene. Others - well some pictures speak for themselves....

Now, I am a devoted pet owner myself - I'm a d
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SenoraG
I enjoyed this book. I am an animal lover, cats are of course my favorite pet but I love them all. I enjoy looking at pictures as well. So combine the love of animals and the interest in looking at peoples pictures and you have a win, win for me.

This is not just your everyday dog and cat photos. These are family photos that include the human part of the family as well. We have snakes, pigs, monkeys, and horses just to name a few. Some are dressed, some are posed but all are just a bit out there
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Donna
From the people that brought you awkwardfamilyphotos.com and awkwardfamilypetphotos.com, they bestow upon you the book form of the latter, filled to the brim with awkward people and pets looking chagrined. Really, you're either going to love something like this or you're going to hate it. If you hate it, I'm pretty sure you don't have a soul. Because really, who doesn't like to gaze upon picture after picture of horribly awkward people inflicting their deep-seated dorkiness onto their non-human ...more
Diane
As an animal lover in need on a good laugh, I was pretty sure this book would fit the bill. I wasn't aware that there was a website devoted to this as well as Awkward Family Photos until I got my hands on this eBook.

Unfortunately, the eBook was read on my black/white print Kindle, so for a book which consists mostly of photographs, this is not the ideal way to view this book. I was able to flip through the actual book at my local bookstore as well, so that made the book much more fun for me. The
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Amy Palmer
Nov 13, 2011 Amy Palmer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Animal lovers
Shelves: pets-animals
Mike Bender and Doug Chernack hit the jackpot with their websites Awkward Family Photos and Awkward Family Pet Photos, and both sites have now been turned into books.

Awkward Family Pet Photos is made up of photos that were sent into the website by people who openly acknowledge the awkward positions they sometimes put their pets in. I was one of those people. After finding the website, I submitted a picture and was thrilled when the authors asked to use my photo in the book.

As odd as my photo is,
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Em
Jan 22, 2012 Em rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: library
Awkward Family Pet Photos is just that - a collection of photos of people and their pets. Some are funny, some are confusing, and some are outright bizarre. The thing that I enjoyed most was when I started reading the stories that accompany many of these photos, and realized that these are awkward pictures that these people sent in of themselves! My favorite had to be a family photo, with a mom & dad, and two little girls. The pets include a snake, and a young alligator (crocodile?) with it' ...more
Lesley
Well my 10 yr old daughter and I read this together. There was some very funny laugh out loud pictures! But also some gross ones. My only complaint I would've like a little more story behind some of the pictures! Great collection of some odd family photos including the pet.
Angela Blount
Mostly pictures, but worth the browsing laugh. :)
Everyone has seen a few of these gems on worst-of blog lists before, no doubt. But there were plenty I'd never have had the pleasure/displeasure to experience before. People are such strange creatures.
Beverly
There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? In fact, we’re the awkward ones. Animals dressed up and dressed down for the holidays. Not as funny as the title.
Stefanie
This was really funny at times but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Good read though when I needed a distraction from schoolwork.
Charlotte
http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot....

Okay, we have all seen the hysterical, Awkward Family Photos. If you have not, you must click that link immediately and prepare yourself for hours of laughter. Well, I had no idea that because of their success they created a spin off website, Awkward Family Pet Photos.

There isn't a whole lot to say, but Mike Bender and Doug Chernack have gathered the best of the best. Hysterical family photos with all sorts of pets. Cats, dogs, birds and other exotic anima
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Kirsten
If you're looking for photos like the one on the cover? They actually used the funniest one for the cover.. The rest of the book went pretty fast. There were some amusing photos (though I had more fun looking at the hairdos and fashion of the 80's and 90's.) Being a bird mama myself, the section on the birds was pretty cute to look through as well as the stories that went along with some of the photos.. While I love my two birds unconditionally, I think it would still be creepy to go to a profes ...more
Ivan
Could have had some funnier pictures. Didn't laugh too much. Good thing I borrowed it from the library.
Dana
Well, I guess you can't say I "read" this. It's a great collection of photos and some captions. VERY funny!
Pither
I had heard of Awkward Family Photos, but had no idea there was a pets version. As a pet owner (and one who has instigated her fair share of awkward pet photos), I found the book absolutely hilarious. The photos are funny all on their own. The captions could be hit or miss--most were good and added to the photo, but some almost reduced the humour of the photo. I also enjoyed the 'behind the scenes' stories attached to some of the photos--added even more humour to an already funny shot. Would def ...more
Karen Siddall
Clever collection! Cute pictures of kids and entire families with their pets - not just their dog or cat either. Many are actually taken in studios! Captions are entertaining and not snarky. There is a section where pets were captured inadvertently, in the background, doing what comes naturally - so this part may not be for the kiddies. This was just a nice little book to enjoy while relaxing (for me). I look forward to going to their website in the future to see photos that didn't make "the cut ...more
Catherine Harnden Howell
For a good chuckle ...
Mark
OK, not great.
Amber
Feb 25, 2012 Amber rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: humor
My thoughts in 3 words... Absolutely loved it!

It also made me laugh uncontrollably. And, seriously.

The overall concept of the book is pretty simple, take some family photos from the earlier decades and pair them with funny captions. I've already read there first book so I new this one was going to be good.

The majority of them really made me laugh. This would make an excellent gift for any pet lover who has a skewed sense of humor like myself.
Gail
Okay, this isn't so much a book you read (although it does have short, amusing captions) as one you look at. Many of the photos are simply hysterical -- it's amazing what our pets put up with, particularly when it comes to being photographed. Highly recommended for anyone who has a pet (or ever had one, or who wants one).

P.S. These authors also "wrote" a book called "Awkward Family Photos," which I intend to read in the future.
Colleen
While some of the photos really made me laugh (or just creeped me out), most of them kind of fell flat. Yes, it is slightly amusing to see the hair and clothing choices of people during the 80's and 90's but I didn't think that the portraits of people with animals were amusing by themselves. I don't find people holding their pets to be terribly funny but I suppose if you aren't a pet person then maybe the photos will be funnier to you.
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Mike Bender is a screenwriter whose credits include "Not Another Teen Movie" and the MTV Movie Awards. He created the hit website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com with childhood friend Doug Chernack in May 2009 after seeing an awkward vacation photo hung in his parent's house.
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