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Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood

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I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways nose from being hugged, suffocation-style, to my chest all night long. She had a blue flowered hat glued to her head, until my mother performed surgery to remove it. Then Mousie went through a long recuperation period consisting of wet paper towels swaddling her head (when the hat was taken away, there remained a good deal of hard, unsightly glue, which looked quite like a wound). My Mousie isn't in this book, but equally adorable, weird, and heart-squeezing stories and pictures make this approximately the best book ever.
Recommended by Karen, Powells.com

I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways nose from being hugged, suffocation-style, to my chest all night long. She had a blue flowered hat glued to her head, until my mother performed surgery to remove it. Then Mousie went through a long recuperation period consisting of wet paper towels swaddling her head (when the hat was taken away, there remained a good deal of hard, unsightly glue, which looked quite like a wound). My Mousie isn't in this book, but equally adorable, weird, and heart-squeezing stories and pictures make this approximately the best book ever.
Recommended by Karen B., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It's rare to find a child whose very first best friend wasn't a fuzzy teddy bear or downy blanket. Whether clutched securely in little arms each night or dragged gamely through the playground each day, these fiercely loved companions universally ease the uncertainties and loneliness of childhood.

Dirty Wow Wow and Other Stories celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects: a sweetly poignant collection of stuffies, blankies, lovies, and dolls who inspired and comforted their owners. Bundles of love and warmth fashioned from fluff and fur, these cherished friends have a lifetime of stories sewn up in their tattered bodies — a trip to Paris smushed in a suitcase, a secret hiding spot behind the family liquor cabinet, an interminable wait in the lost-and-found bin before a joyous reunion at home. With stunning photographs that reveal the personalities within, this thoughtful tribute is at once funny and oddly soothing-like a certain shabby buddy who's tucked away but never forgotten.

Review:

"This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"Dirty Wow Wow's striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of...long-lost companions." Southwest Spirit Magazine

Synopsis:

A tribute to children's well-worn and fiercely loved transitional objects (a natty teddy bear, tattered blankie, droopy owl), in words and photographs, assembled by two top designer (contributing editors to Body and Soul magazine, former design columnists for the Boston Globe).

Synopsis:

Two top designers have created — through photographs and words — a tribute to children's well-worn and fiercely loved transitional objects, including a natty teddy bear, tattered blankie, and a droopy owl.

Synopsis:

It'¬?s rare to find a child whose very first best friend wasn'¬?t a fuzzy teddy bear or downy blanket. Whether clutched securely in little arms each night or dragged gamely through the playground each day, these fiercely loved companions universally ease the uncertainties and loneliness of childhood. DIRTY WOW WOW AND OTHER LOVE STORIES celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects: a sweetly poignant collection of stuffies, blankies, lovies, and dolls who inspired and comforted their owners. Bundles of love and warmth fashioned from fluff and fur, these cherished friends have a lifetime of stories sewn up in their tattered bodies--a trip to Paris smushed in a suitcase, a secret hiding spot behind the family liquor cabinet, an interminable wait in the lost-and-found bin before a joyousreunion at home. With stunning photographs that reveal the personalities within, this thoughtful tribute is at once funny and oddly soothing-like a certain shabby buddy who'¬?s tucked away but never forgotten.

 

Hear the NPR Weekend Edition interview with the authors of Dirty Wow Wow Reviews"This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Dirty Wow Wow'¬?s striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of . . . long-lost companions."-Southwest Spirit Magazine"This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood."-Entertainment Weekly'¬?s "Must List"

 View the gallery of entries from the Show Us your Dirty Wow Wow Contest

 

About the Author

CHERYL and JEFFREY KATZ are the founders of the design firm C&J Katz Studio in the dog-friendly city of Boston, Massachusetts.

CHERYL and JEFFREY KATZ are the founders of the design firm C&J Katz Studio in the dog-friendly city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580088329
Author:
Katz, Cheryl
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Photographer:
Hornick
Author:
Katz, Jeffrey
Author:
Hornick
Subject:
General
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Soft toys.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.28x6.30x.60 in. .82 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways nose from being hugged, suffocation-style, to my chest all night long. She had a blue flowered hat glued to her head, until my mother performed surgery to remove it. Then Mousie went through a long recuperation period consisting of wet paper towels swaddling her head (when the hat was taken away, there remained a good deal of hard, unsightly glue, which looked quite like a wound). My Mousie isn't in this book, but equally adorable, weird, and heart-squeezing stories and pictures make this approximately the best book ever.

"Staff Pick" by ,

I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways nose from being hugged, suffocation-style, to my chest all night long. She had a blue flowered hat glued to her head, until my mother performed surgery to remove it. Then Mousie went through a long recuperation period consisting of wet paper towels swaddling her head (when the hat was taken away, there remained a good deal of hard, unsightly glue, which looked quite like a wound). My Mousie isn't in this book, but equally adorable, weird, and heart-squeezing stories and pictures make this approximately the best book ever.

"Review" by , "This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood."
"Review" by , "This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents."
"Review" by , "Dirty Wow Wow's striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of...long-lost companions."
"Synopsis" by , A tribute to children's well-worn and fiercely loved transitional objects (a natty teddy bear, tattered blankie, droopy owl), in words and photographs, assembled by two top designer (contributing editors to Body and Soul magazine, former design columnists for the Boston Globe).
"Synopsis" by , Two top designers have created — through photographs and words — a tribute to children's well-worn and fiercely loved transitional objects, including a natty teddy bear, tattered blankie, and a droopy owl.
"Synopsis" by , It'¬?s rare to find a child whose very first best friend wasn'¬?t a fuzzy teddy bear or downy blanket. Whether clutched securely in little arms each night or dragged gamely through the playground each day, these fiercely loved companions universally ease the uncertainties and loneliness of childhood. DIRTY WOW WOW AND OTHER LOVE STORIES celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects: a sweetly poignant collection of stuffies, blankies, lovies, and dolls who inspired and comforted their owners. Bundles of love and warmth fashioned from fluff and fur, these cherished friends have a lifetime of stories sewn up in their tattered bodies--a trip to Paris smushed in a suitcase, a secret hiding spot behind the family liquor cabinet, an interminable wait in the lost-and-found bin before a joyousreunion at home. With stunning photographs that reveal the personalities within, this thoughtful tribute is at once funny and oddly soothing-like a certain shabby buddy who'¬?s tucked away but never forgotten.

 

Hear the NPR Weekend Edition interview with the authors of Dirty Wow Wow Reviews"This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Dirty Wow Wow'¬?s striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of . . . long-lost companions."-Southwest Spirit Magazine"This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood."-Entertainment Weekly'¬?s "Must List"

 View the gallery of entries from the Show Us your Dirty Wow Wow Contest

 

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