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Bee Johnson’s Where Dreaming Dogs Go is the story of just that — where dogs “are” when they’re twitching their feet and noses, making muffled barky sounds, and, like Dottie, flopping their tails around while they sleep. The main character in the book is none other than Johnson’s rescued pittie, Annie. The gorgeous illustrations (made from both traditional cut-paper and digital collage) transport me immediately to doggie dreamland, which seems like a pretty awesome place to be.
My husband and I don’t have kids, and probably won’t for at least the reasonably foreseeable future, but I’m such a fan of picture books that I’ve been mentally compiling my future child’s library for quite some time. Definitely making the list is artist and author Michael Wertz‘s new board book, Dog Dreams, recently released from Gingko Press.
Christopher R. Weingarten is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer whose work can currently be seen in The Village Voice, RollingStone.com, Spin, Revolver, and Nylon. He’s also the creator of my favorite internet-phenomenon-turned-book, Hipster Puppies. What began as a Tumblr blog joke on a lazy Saturday afternoon has recently made it’s way on to the printed page. Hipster Puppies, an outrageously funny photo collection of snarky, impeccably accessorized, and adorable dogs, is a must have book for every dog lover, hipster, dog-loving hipster or hipster-hating person out there
Being the huge fan that I am, I was over-joyed to have had the privilege of interviewing Christopher about his book. From his description of the inspiration behind Hipster Puppies to the reveal of his favorite Hipster Puppy ever, I was (to no surprise) in stitches over his laugh-out-loud responses.
There’s a Dog in the House: A Practical Guide to Creating Today’s Dog Friendly Home is an excellent guide and resource book for those of you looking to design your home with your pets in mind. Recently, so many of us (nearly 45 million US households) have begun to incorporate our dogs into our home lives in a way we haven’t in the past. We share our beds, couches, and even our bathtubs! It’s about time a smart book comes along to help us bring our dogs into our homes in the best way possible. There’s A Dog In The House teaches us how to coexist with our pets while maintaining a stylish and clean home.
As a fan of the San Francisco-based publishing company Chronicle Books, I frequently check their website for their latest releases. I was incredibly excited a short while back when Photobooth Dogs was released, and even more ecstatic when I finally got my hands on a copy!
Photobooth Dogs, authored by The Bark co-founder and creative director Cameron Woo, is at first glance simplistically sweet. It contains over 100 celluloid images of people and their pups sharing moments their owners obviously wanted committed to posterity. However, upon further review, a touchingly deep social commentary regarding the ubiquitous bond man shares with his dog becomes readily apparent.