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Title: The Big Book of Pet Names: The Most Complete Guide to Pet Names & Meanings
Author: Eugene Boone
ISBN: 0-930865-54-5
Price: $15.95
Release Date: Spring 2004
Page Count: 412
Binding: Trade paperback, size 6x9

The Big Book of Pet Names
is an entertaining, adult-sized volume with a kid-friendly, even educational, appeal that makes a great gift book for almost any occasion! The text is sprinkled with historical names, facts, and pop-culture trivia (like "What was the name of Marilyn Monroe's poodle?")

An Introduction to the book by the author offers advice and tips for naming a new pet - or changing the name of an older pet. The book includes names popular through the ages - plus many lesser known and newer names for pets of all kinds.

The Big Book of Pet Names includes twenty-five chapters in the following categories:

Appearance: Breed, Color, Size, Personality and Behavior, Famous People and Animals, Playful and Whimsical, Affectionate and Endearing, Energetic and Adventuresome, Favorite Television and Movies, Cartoons and Comics, Children's Literature, Literature and the Arts, Human Names Female and Male, Historic Figures and Peoples, Biblical and Religious, Celestial and Ethereal, Nature and Science, Mythology and Tall Tales, Royalty and Military, Geography and Landmarks, Food and Beverages, Fashion and Accessories, Foreign Language, Travel and Mechanical, Sports and Athletes, Unusual Names, Terrific Twosomes!

The guide also includes celebrities' pet names including: Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston (star of Friends and motion pictures), Leonardo DiCaprio, Clay Aiken (of American Idol), Shaquille O'Neal, Sheryl Crow, Stephen King, Alyssa Milano (star of Who's the Boss and Charmed), Slash (guitarist for rock band Guns N' Roses), Judge Judy, Bill Murray (star of Ghostbusters and other motion pictures), Kristi Yamaguchi, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Suzanne Somers (star of Three's Company and other TV series and movies), Beck (musician), Gloria Estafan, Angelina Jolie (star of the Lara Croft movie series), Fred Durst (of the band Limp Bizkit), David Hasselhoff (star of Knight Rider and Baywatch), Barbara Eden (star of I Dream of Jeannie), Drew Barrymore (star of E.T. and other motion pictures), Clayton Moore (the Lone Ranger), Martina Navratilova, Tom Green (star of movies and MTV's The Tom Green Show), Bea Arthur (star of Maude and The Golden Girls), Renee Zellweger (star of movies - including Bridget Jones's Diary), David Boreanaz (star of the TV series Angel), and others.

The Favorite Pet Quotes section includes laugh out loud quotes ("Cats and dogs instinctively know the exact moment their owners will wake up. Then they wake them 10 minutes sooner!") and as well as heartwarming quotes ("A dog is the only thing on earth that loves your more than he loves himself")

Did You Know? boxes at the end of each chapter feature names of pets owned by celebrities as well as those of historical figures (like U.S. Presidents and others). In addition, more names of pets owned by celebrities are scattered throughout the book.

The Big Book of Pet Names is illustrated with line drawings and includes humorous, celebrity-inspired illustrations of pets with names like Elvis, Oprah, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today show cast.

Cover Image available at (Click on Image link below Book Cover Thumbnail and follow directions to copy cover image)

Eugene Boone, a native South Carolinian, has spent over a decade researching pet names while compiling The Big Book of Pet Names. Mr. Boone has written for national and international magazines including Women's Circle, Fate, Writer's Lifeline, among others. He is the author of several books including: Writing To Be Published (Exploits, Canada, 1984) and Markets For Writers (RSVP Press, 2nd Edition, 1987). For several years, Mr. Boone was a columnist for Published! Magazine. Mr. Boone's biographical information appears in Contemporary
, The International Authors & Writers Who's Who (Cambridge, England), The Working Press of the Nation, Who's Who of North American Poets, and other reference resources.

"If you are looking for an absolutely great source of over 10,000 names for dogs, cats, horses, or other pets, we recommend The Big Book of Pet Names..." - Show Dog

Available from Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Books-a-Million   Powell's Ingram's (book distribution for retailers only), and by special order at bookstores worldwide.