Awkward Family Pet Photos is the only book I got for Christmas from family (I did get one from a blogger friend and hope to read it, soon). You may have seen the Awkward Family Photos website and its companion site with photos of families and their pets. The book is a collection of some of the photos from the website, some with added description, and a few awkward pet stories tossed in for good measure.
There's really not much to say about the book. Some of the photos are really funny, some actually quite clever (I love the photo of a family standing in the shape of a Christmas tree, wearing identical outfits and each holding out a large ornament) and some a little embarrassing. There are a few very old photos to show that people have been posing with their animals for a long, long time. Awkward Family Pet Photos is a good pick-me-up for a bad day -- lots of smiles involved.
We used to take an annual family Christmas photo and have lapsed, since the eldest moved out, but I think it's notable that we've usually tried to include our cats in the family photos. Cat wrangling is such fun. There was always plenty of laughter when we took those photos and I think we need to resume that tradition, next year. Awkward Family Pet Photos was a good reminder.