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I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap: The Ages of Dogby Valerie Shaff
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Who enters the world with the faintest inkling
There's anything wrong with spontaneous tinkling?
How do puppies see the world? Each other? Us? What do young dogs really think? What are the rites of passage from puppyhood to doghood? I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap is a fascinating collection of more than fifty delightful and witty photographs by Valerie Shaff, whose portraits are unique in their uncanny ability to capture the essence of each young dog and puppy. Roy Blount Jr.'s incomparable text brings these pups hilariously to life, and he comes as close to capturing the inner thoughts of canines as any human can. Together, Shaff and Blout take us to the brink of understanding the different ages of dogs.What's that? I've got
Dirt on my tongue?
And were you not
From the authors of "If You Only Knew How Much I Smell You" comes an irresistible collection of adorable, never-before-published portraits of puppies and dogs accompanied by rhyming verse. Duotone illustrations throughout.
"I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap" offers honest, original, and often hilarious insights into how puppies and young dogs really think. From sleepy golden retriever pups to sophisticated poodles, personality shines through in each of Shaff's remarkable photographs.
A charming collection of original and often hilarious
insights into what puppies and young dogs really think
How do puppies see the world? One another? Us? I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap offers honest, original, and often hilarious insights into how puppies and young dogs might answer these questions. From sleepy golden retriever pups to sophisticated poodles, personality shines through in each of Valerie Shaff's remarkable photographs. The images, accompanied by Blount's puppy poetry, with the "canine measure somewhere between ordered and free," make this book a delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to understand the "inner puppy" in all of them.
About the Author
Valerie Shaff's photographs have been exhibited internationally and have appeared in The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, and In Style. This book is Valerie's fourth collaboration with Roy. She lives in upstate New York.
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