As we leap into the new year, these two feline photo books are bound to catch your attention — If It Fits, I Sits and Pounce — a new high-flying title from Seth Casteel, the photographer who brought the world Underwater Dogs.
With all the “Best of” lists coming out as we wrap up 2016 — I figured why not add a pile of this year’s dog books to the mix? If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or other pet presents, there’s plenty of reading material to entertain the dog person in your life!
Dogs and Their People (BarkPost)
The Secret Language of Dogs (Victoria Stilwell)
The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog (Patricia McConnell) – Available Feb 2017
Wesley Banks, author of the newly-released Faith in Every Footstep, has compiled a list of his Top 100 Dog Books using a complex, dog-eared algorithm of ratings, reviews, and sales (call it Moneyball for Mutts) — and It’s Just A Dog is proud to chew up the #30 slot!
Also, Mr. Banks is gifting a bundle of classic dog books this weekend — so check out his giveaway here on his website!
Ah, summertime…Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Broadway Barks! Yes, the annual Broadway dog-pleaser is back again July 11 in New York City.
So, if you’re anywhere near Times Square this Saturday, trot on over to Shubert Alley and get the new book, Stella and Charlie: Friends Forever, signed by the Pied-Piper of rescue pups, Bernadette Peters! All proceeds go to the pooches! (Playbill)
I came across the new SAFARI: THE PHOTICULAR BOOK (Workman Publishing) at a local indie bookstore — and it just seemed to pop out at me!
Created by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann, this ingeniously-designed hardback will make all wild animal lovers feel like kids in a candy store!
Wilma’s World: Good Advice From A Good Dog, a charming new dog book snack from Chronicle Books, shows off the simple joys of artist Rae Dunn’s beloved Jack Russell terrier, Wilma. While it may not be as raucously funny as Wayne’s World, you’ll surely get a smile out of some of Wilma’s best tips to living the good life! (Amazon)
I caught this pic on BuzzFeed a couple weeks ago — and it still cracks me up (It was #16 on a post titled “23 Parents Who Are Funnier Than Their Kids”). Apparently, a young man recently moved out of his parents house, but Mom and Dad didn’t waste too much time replacing his pic on the family’s wall of fame…(originally posted on Reddit)
Somebody on the Internet has compiled a Tumblr blog of the most unintentionally — or maybe intentionally — hilarious self-published ebook covers that have appeared on Amazon. And what surprised me was that a disproportionate amount of these tomes seem to be animal books!
That said, I did have some trepidation about posting this since the article could be construed as book cover shaming — and I know how hard it is to write and publish a book. However, then I figured, as they say in showbiz, any publicity is good publicity! (BI)