Synopses & Reviews
Everyone will want to bring home the paperback version of this witty little dog book, which sold over 145,000 copies in hardcover. This charming collection teams up dog portraits by Valerie Shaff with verse by humorist Roy Blount Jr., to give us an original and entertaining portrayal of what dogs really think. Who hasn't looked into a dog's eyes and wondered what's going on in that furry head? What do dogs make of us? The answers are found in this hilarious book of 50 evocative canine countenances giving voice to the inner dog. Roy Blount's verses--written from the dog's point of view--tell us the meaning of the quizzical expressions and soulful looks Valerie Shaff's camera catches so well: What does that mean, 'expensive shoe'?/ I ate it because it smelled like you. From adorable Dalmatian pups to mournful hounds to soulful setters, each dog's voice conveys the befuddlement, heartbreak, and simple joys of a dog's life.
For those who have looked into a dog's eyes and wondered what he's trying to express, answers are offered in this book of more than 50 doggy countenances evoking their innermost thoughts. The verses - written from the dog's point of view - offer the meaning of the quizzical expressions.
A delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to remember that the "inner dog" is probably much like the outer one, this winning collection teams up dog portraits and humorous verse to offer an honest, original, and hilarious portrayal of what dogs really "think." 50 duotone illustrations.
This collection teams up dog portraits by Valerie Shaff and verse by humorist Roy Blount Jr., to give an original portrayal of what dogs really think.
About the Author
Valerie Shaff's photographs have appeared in the New Yorker, Paper, Good Housekeeping and Martha Stewart's Living. Roy Blount, Jr. is one of America's best-known humorists. Author of twelve books and contributing editor of The Atlantic, he writes a regular column for Men's Journal, The Oxford American and has done so for many others.