How Stella Learned to Talk tells the incredible true story of the world’s first talking dog, and her trainer Christina Hunger. When Stella was just a pup, Hunger began teaching her how to imitate human speech – and soon enough, this remarkable dog was not only able to communicate with people but also learn new words and sentences on an everyday basis. Her uncanny abilities made headlines around the globe, eventually landing Stella a spot on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Filled with charming anecdotes about life with one very special canine companion, How Stella Learned to Talk is an uplifting tale that celebrates both our best friends – furry or otherwise – and their unbreakable bond with us humans.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for animal lovers, fans of Johnny Carson or anyone looking for an underdog story with a happy ending.
- The author’s writing style is delightful and makes for an easy read.
- The story of Stella the talking dog is inherently fascinating and Hunger does a great job of telling it.
- There are many charming photos throughout that bring the story to life.
- Some of the anecdotes may be too charming for some readers.
- The book might make some people feel left out if they do not have a pet dog.
- It is 336 pages long, which might be daunting to some readers
Learn more about the author
Christina Hunger is a professional dog trainer who has worked with hundreds of animals over the years. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
“I just loved this book! It is a heartwarming story of the world’s first talking dog and her trainer, Christina Hunger. Stella was able to learn how to talk by imitating human speech, and she soon became known around the globe for her amazing abilities. This book is filled with charming anecdotes about life with one very special canine companion. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves dogs!”
“This heartwarming book tells the story of how Stella, the world’s first talking dog, learned to communicate with people. Her trainer Christina Hunger provides charming anecdotes about everyday life with this special canine companion.”
“What a delightful book! Christina Hunger’s story of training Stella, the world’s first talking dog, is charming and heartwarming. I laughed out loud at some parts, and felt tears well up in my eyes at others. This is one you’ll want to share with everyone you know!”
“an amazing and heartwarming story… Christina Hunger’s loving training of Stella is a great example for all dog owners”