Mike & Scrabble

A guide to training your new human

Includes animations throughout, exclusive to the eBook! (Please note, the animated edition of Mike & Scrabble is not available from Google Play or Amazon Kindle) Mike & Scrabble is an often funny, sometimes melancholy, and occasionally accurate guide to understanding the relationship between a dog and a human. A picture book for adults that grew out of one human trying to remember why he ended up with a dog, and sharing his thoughts as pictures on social media.


There are many wise, practical, and academic books that explore the relationship between pets and their owners; Mike&Scrabble is not one of them. Instead, this picture book for adults gives an insight into the mind of a dog who has acquired a slightly damaged human, and sets about trying to train him.

Mike&Scrabble's simple illustrations and one-line observations were originally designed by Mike, despite what Scrabble says, as posts for Twitter and Facebook, to joke about becoming a dog owner. The posts gathered a following of loyal fans, mainly dog owners (about 90%), mainly women (about 55%), and mostly English or American (70%). Except for one fan in Vietnam.

This is a book that dogs will buy, but as they have trouble using an iPad and don't keep money on them, it may well be attractive to their Human pets.


Animations and audio throughout
An often funny, and sometimes sad, look at the relationship between a dog and her human
Explains the quirky behaviour of humans and dogs through pictures
A smart dog and a dumb human learn to live together
Simple, pretty picture book for people who can't be bothered to read a proper book about dogs
Humans are a dog's best friend; this book is the guide to how to train them

About the author

Mike Dicks has had what is best described as a 'portfolio career,’ and a life of creating anecdotes about himself. Mike accidentally got jobs selling technologies before anyone wanted them, then made bits of the world-wide-web before anyone knew they needed them. Recently, Mike has been travelling the world teaching people how not to make the same mistakes that he did, and making pictures of Brighton and dead celebrities for people to buy. Mike lives by the sea, in Hove, with a dog called Scrabble. He’s married to Debbie and has two sons, and a stepson and stepdaughter.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787110-22-9 • eV number: eHH5022 • Published: January 2017 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £6.99 / $6.99 / €8.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

HH5000 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £14.99 • 64 pages • 50 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-78711-000-7 • UPC: 636847010003. Price subject to change, P&P extra.


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