Oh, the places you'll go when you read this amazing book, Dogs Rule Nonchalantly, by award-winning artist/illustrator, Mark Ulriksen. You will be transported to all the places you've gone with dogs of childhood past, and the adventures you'll have with the four-legged companion resting beside you. Because that's what great artists do—they capture the spirit of the person place and time, and you feel, well, everything.
And that's exactly what Ulriksen has done in Dogs Rule Nonchalantly. Just look at the pooch on the cover, one of Ulriksen's dogs named Henry—he's ready to bounce off the page for a big, slobbery hug and a game of fetch. And it's the same for all of the book's 67 paintings that capture Ulriksen, his wife and child, their cats, and of course, a myriad of dogs. They all come alive for the reader, complete with their own little stories and quirks. As the author says: " A dog's life is filled with simple pleasures: playing roaming, carousing, exploring, conquering and, most importantly, loving. They do it all with vigor and gusto." We think they do it all just to please us.
Ulriksen's illustrations and paintings have graced the covers of countless New Yorker's, and reside in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. And now they're captured in this little gem of a book for dog aficionados of all ages. We agree that "Everything's better with a dog." How about you?
Disclosure: I received one copy of this book for review and one to giveaway. My opinions cannot be swayed by two, or even three books (four, maybe).
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This contest will run from today, Tuesday September 2, 2014, through Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00pm EST