A few weeks ago, the literary world discovered some unpublished works from the former home of longtime cat fan, Dr. Seuss. Whether or not the treasure trove was buried in the pantry underneath the stockpile of green eggs and ham, we’ll never know — but on July 28, the first title, What Pet Should I Get? — will be released for all of us animal lovers to adore! (NYT)
If you’re trying to jam in some extra treats for your dog lover friends for the holidays, you could take it literal and pick up the new animal humor book, Crap Taxidermy, which showcases some of the world’s worst taxidermic projects ever created out of our former furry friends (sounds like one of those bad plastic surgery TV shows on E!), or you could possibly pick up Alan Alda’s not very dog-friendly sounding memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, which is on sale right now for $1.99 on Kindle. Of course, it might be better just to play it safe with a cute, cuddly puppy story — since everybody loves puppies! — so there’s always The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron.
Regardless of whatever goodies you go with to celebrate, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
One of my all-time favorite (dog) artists, Mark Ulriksen, has a new book out called Dogs Rule Nonchalantly, which is a humorous storybook for kids and adults, featuring some of Ulriksen’s greatest
illustrations kibbles ‘n bits from The New Yorker and other fine publications that make up this touching, dog-crazy tale. (Amazon)
If you enjoy the artwork of Maira Kalman or Wendy MacNaughton (Lost Cat), then you will surely love the witty illustrations of Jackie Clark Mancuso in her new kids book, Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog.
The charming dog tale is all about Hudson, a curiously inquisitive Norwich Terrier, trying to fit into the Parisian lifestyle. Bon appétit! (Picture Book Review)
A dog-loving California mayor has resigned from office because of PoopGate — yes, he was busted on security camera for throwing his dog’s poop onto a neighbor’s yard, presumably because he didn’t warm to the neighbor’s aggressive “No Dog Poop” sign.
I know, it sounds like a childrens book — but BuzzFeed’s Allison Bagg finds a unique hook at the end of this cute pet video!
The New York Times featured a litter of shiny, new pet books for kids this past weekend. From dogs to sloths, there should be something for every kiddie/animal lover!
Seth Casteel, the scuba dog-diving photographer/creator of Underwater Dogs — has gone deeper under the surface to bring out a new child-friendly version of his best-selling dog photo book, Underwater Dogs – Kids Edition. Although both books are entertaining for kids of all ages, Casteel also uses the money from his funny pics of water-logged dogs to raise money for dog rescues.
And Barney Saltzberg’s charming dog/children’s book, Arlo Needs Glasses, may just open you and your dog’s eyes!
How come nobody thought of this before? Seth Casteel presents
Underdog — er, Underwater Dogs, a funny, artful photo book on dogs hamming it up beneath the surface.