Connie’s Book Club - Summer 2014

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Dog Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom

By Warren Dotz and Masud Husain
Dog Food for Thought

From the beautifully designed to the bizarre, Dog Food for Thought is packed with fascinating images of vintage dog food labels from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Author Warren Dotz is a collector of commercial art and in this lovely little book he shares some of the most curious, unusual, and interesting of his extensive collection, peppered with wonderful quotes about our best friends. An extremely engaging look at the mid-century evolution of design and marketing filtered through a canine-focused lens.

The Book of Why

By Nicholas Montemarano
The Book of Why

In this extraordinary novel, former self-help writer Eric Newborn retreats from life after his wife’s untimely death, his dog now his near-only companion. Before the loss of his wife, Eric had taught that the power to solve your problems is within you, but his inability to have saved his spouse makes him question his philosophy—until, five years later, a woman knocks on his door and Eric must confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. Montemarano has crafted a powerful tale of selfdiscovery with a powerful, hopeful message.

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

By Kelly E. Carter
Guide to Travel

Get inspired to hit the road with your best four-legged friend. Kelly E. Carter and her Longhaired Chihuahua Lucy share their travel secrets in this guide to 75 of North America’s top dog-friendly destinations. Plenty of photos and insider tips from dog-loving locals will definitely have you itching to pack your bags and bring your dog!

Shake

By Carli Davidson
Shake

Shake it out! This phenomenal collection of photos of dogs mid-shake will bring a smile to your face. Photographer Carli Davidson gives you a look at our best friends from a new perspective—one with jowls and ears all over the place!

Tantric Coconuts

By Gregory D. Kincaid
Tantric Coconuts

Tantric Coconuts takes you on a spiritual journey that looks at questions of life, love, companionship, and overcoming odds. Two people from very different worlds (along with their respective dogs) meet and quickly realize that their lives will forever be changed from this chance run-in.

Find Momo

By Andrew Knapp
Find Momo

Like a canine version of “Where’s Waldo,” each of Andrew Knapp’s gorgeous, dreamlike photographs hides a well camouflaged Momo, Knapp’s Border Collie, best bud, and genius hider. Knapp’s pooch has secreted himself somewhere within each frame, so as you flip through this hide-and-seek photography book documenting their glorious travel adventures, you have the added fun of searching out the bandana-clad four-legged figure disguised in each one.

Hit by a Flying Wolf

By Nicole Wilde
Hit by a Flying Wolf

Professional dog trainer and canine behaviour specialist Nicole Wilde has a passion for all things canine and a soft spot for their wild brethren, wolves. Lucky for us, in Hit by a Flying Wolf she shares her amazing rescue and training stories, offering profound insight into how living with dogs and wolves offers not only a deeper understanding of their motivations and nature but of oneself as well. Wilde’s compelling experiences and deep connection to these remarkable animals will keep you turning pages.

Bike With Your Dog: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun

By J. Leslie Johnson
Bike With Your Dog: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun

Bike With Your Dog tells dog lovers how to safely bike with their dogs and have fun at the same time. For many high-energy dogs, a walk on the leash is simply not enough. Dogs love to run and biking enables them to get the exercise they need. This handy guide shows you how to spend high quality time with your dog, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors—all at the same time.

friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000012873301/J.-Leslie-Johnson-Bike-With-Your-Dog

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