Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Animals Talking in All Caps: It's Just What It Sounds Like” as Want to Read:
Animals Talking in All Caps: It's Just What It Sounds Like
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Animals Talking in All Caps: It's Just What It Sounds Like

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  53 reviews
A goat who wants to sell you some meth.
A giraffe who might be violating his restraining order.
An alpaca with a very dirty secret.
A cat who’s really mad at you for cancelling Netflix instant.
 
These are just a few of the hilariously human animals you’ll meet in Animals Talking in All Caps. Inspired by the wildly popular blog of the same name and including some of the sit
...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Three Rivers Press (first published January 1st 2013)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Animals Talking in All Caps, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Animals Talking in All Caps

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.66  · 
Rating details
 ·  244 ratings  ·  53 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Animals Talking in All Caps: It's Just What It Sounds Like
karen
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS IS FOR YOU, ERICA!!

THIS IS A REVIEW OF A BOOK OF ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS!!

AND NOW FOR YOU, JACOB, WHO COMPLAINS ABOUT HAVING TO SEE ANIMALS ON HIS FEED AS THOUGH ANIMALS ON THE FEED ARE NOT THE MOST DELIGHTFUL THING EVER! NOW THEY ARE MOOSHED DOWN!!

BUT THIS IS A REVIEW OF ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS, NOT A NAME-DROPPING PARTY!

SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW HOW NECESSARY IT IS THAT THEY ARE TALKING IN ALL CAPS AND MAYBE SOMETIMES A LITTLE BREVITY MIGHT HAVE WORKED BETTER AND MADE THE JOKE PUNCHI
...more
Christian Giebler
I love the concept but many of the situations were quite vulgar.
Maron Anrow
I read this on my Kindle, and color photos probably would've been better than the grayscale version on my Kindle. A few of the entries made me laugh out loud, but I think this is probably better as website/blog than as a book. But I borrowed the ebook from my library, so I can't complain. (This isn't a book I would recommend anyone pay for, however.)
Elizabeth
May 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I flipped through this quickly in the library.

Meh.

Some of the pictures were great, but a lot of the captions struck on the same repetitive jokes. A lot of them seemed to have really gratuitous swearing (which I don't always mind, but it felt forced). I also thought he relied way to much on sex and bathroom humor instead of wit.
Amanda - Go Book Yourself
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: animals
An ARC was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.

I don't really know what to say about this except that it wasn't for me. I was expecting it to be witty but I didn't find it even remotely funny. You know why it was a successful blog? Because that's where it belongs. On a blog or Facebook page. The problem is that most websites really aren't book "worthy". It seems to be a trend in recent years with bloggers like The oatmeal and 27/b releasing material in book form (that's free
...more
Erin
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I can't read a book in public place, because I sound like a laughing loon...I know it's good.
Claire
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, animals
Way longer than it needed to be. I got bored around 38%.
Bailey
Jun 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: misc
This book cost 99 cents. It was still too high a price.
Guillermo
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
This is a Tumblr turned book in a trend that will probably go futher the same way as blogs turned books happened. In this case, the books tries to cash in the Meme wave too, as it selects the gimmick of making animals talk, aka internet magic.

The book is very succesful in pulling its gimmick and can certainly catch everyone´s eyes in a bookshelf at a bookstore, and only due to the fact of having animal pictures talking can be a sure shot as a gift.
Read Full Review
...more
Lisa
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, if I'm to read 52 books in one year, I deserve to read a couple short ones. I picked this book up at a book sale for 50 cents and definitely feel as though I got my money's worth. I didn't initially know it was based off a blog so I didn't know what to expect and went into it open minded. I have to say that for the most part I enjoyed it; it got a little repetitive by the end, but it definitely makes a good coffee table book. I laughed out loud a few times so really, what more can you ask ...more
melydia
A book of photos of animals with captions of what the animals are saying. Sometimes funny, sometimes clever, sometimes meh. I occasionally had some difficulty figuring out which animal was speaking, but most of the time it wasn't bad. A lot of the humor was somewhat dark, but aside from a little vulgar language, it wasn't offensive. Some books-from-blogs I pick up are so hilarious I'll read them again and again (like, say, the Cake Wrecks books). This one was fun the first time around, but not w ...more
Jennifer WolfSchwallie
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Animals that are witty and smarter than your average friends talk in all caps and discuss nail polish, relationships, beauty standards, work retreat interactions, and how to impress the ladies in their own world. Sharp and current, the book is beautiful and the captions inspired. This is today's dry humor at it's best. Buy the book. Visit the tumbler. Laugh. Tell your friends. Repeat.
Sam Bam Handy Ma’am
It's exactly what it sounds like. And it's uproarious. As a casual reader of the Animals Talking in All Caps blog, I appreciated seeing these anthropomorphized animals with concerns raging from Justin Beiber to the state of the global economy on the printed page.
Brittany
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, read-in-2014
Idk why I find this tumblr/book to be SO hilarious. But I do!
Amycesario
This was a picture book not a regular book. Not what I was expecting. It was good for browsing.
Chris
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: really-funny
I found this book to be hilarious. Who can resist talking animals.? My favorites were of the squirrels and the dog and his stick. I laughed often.
Mycala
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is hilarious. My favorite by far is on page 16 -- the cat staring at the "carnage" on a plate. I didn't even finish the first sentence before I was crying from laughing so hard.
Laura
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-books
More internet silliness, of the -very- NSFW variety. Many giggles were giggled.
Paul
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny but not as funny as the website was.
Dana
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Most of the pictures were great! Most of the captions were not :/
Lori
Apr 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Funny in a once through, pop culture sort of way.
Laura
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This was fun. Most of the photos are great as they are, and Valmassoi has a clever send of humor.
Emily
Thought it would be funnier, but was still entertaining!
Tricia Price
Oct 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, humor
Cute...some really made me laugh.
nikki
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, 2016
super fun! would be a great coffee table or bathroom book to have kicking around for guests.
Angie Fehl
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book is an extension of the humor originally found on author Justin Valmassoi's tumblr page (also called Animals Talking In All Caps). The subtitle on the cover is "It's Just What It Sounds Like" and that's the truth! It's just straight up humorous captions / conversations put to pictures of animals! The conversations touch upon not only pop culture references and relationship craziness but also some more crude or risque material.. but in such a dang cute way!

The book also features a pre
...more
Shay Caroline
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals, funny
Having just slogged through a pair of dusty old classics, I needed something light to read, and voila! This.

What began as something posted on social media became this book, with rather lovely photos of animals, birds, and other wildlife, accompanied by the author's hilarious, deadpan and spot-on inserted dialogue attributed to said creatures.

This is not "I Can Haz Cheeseburger." The grammar is correct and punctuated. The animals opine about very specific coffee orders, relationships, veganism,
...more
Tiffany
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor
I strongly believe that regardless of all the cute animal photos, the content of this book is very adult. Not recommended for children or teens. That said, I prefer whit to profanity in humor and this book had more than a fair share of profanity and some rather questionable social observations/commentary. Probably also not for anyone easily offended. I understand that not every book is for everyone, and I simply did not enjoy this book as much as I was hoping to. Thank you.
Carolyn
Very quick read. Take a browse if you want a smile. Some of them would have been better with shorter dialogues. 3.5 stars.
Corielle Hayley
I stumbled across Justin Valmassoi's slightly emo tumblr a few years ago (if I remember correctly, the whole point of it initially was to get a girl, and maybe he did get the girl? I can't remember). I read the whole thing in an afternoon, and promptly forgot about its existence until the book version popped up on my Overdrive. Reading the book version was basically the same experience: some of the caption/picture combinations made me laugh, some were kind of dumb, all of it will have evaporated ...more
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words: Including Phlegm, Chunky, Moist, and More
  • Reasons My Kid Is Crying
  • Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
  • 約束のネバーランド 1 [Yakusoku no Neverland 1]
  • Small Spaces (Small Spaces, #1)
  • Sheets (Sheets, #1)
  • All My Friends Are Dead
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere (Olga, #1)
  • The Demon of River Heights (Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Graphic Novels, #1)
  • Enter the Dragon Mystery (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Graphic Novels #3)
  • Home After Dark
  • Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
  • Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
  • Stickman Odyssey, Book 1: An Epic Doodle
  • Swing it, Sunny
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
  • One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
See similar books…

News & Interviews

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Theodor Geisel said...
23 likes · 3 comments