There are kid books, and then there are teen books, and also there are adult books – but some books are anyone books. This is one of those. Oddly compelling, it’s a blend of fascinating and amusing, and it’s perfect for dog lovers.
Maddie On Things
ISBN: 978 1 4521 1556 6
This book is subtitled “A Super Serious Project About Dog and Physics” – but it’s also a collection of photos and reminiscences about traveling with a buddy. Having a foot each in different areas is perfect, since it’s also about balance – specifically about a dog with phenomenal balance standing on things which, while a simple idea, is pretty funny and occasionally amazing.
Maddie and Theron’s trip across America turned into a popular tumblr (now on his website) as he began to post his quirky, affectionate photos capturing her unusual talent, and now, this collection, with little notes about how it all came to be, makes a charming capture of their travels and their friendship – not to mention a great gift for any dog lover. It reminds me a little of William Wegman in the relationship between the artist and his canine muse, so I’m giving my copy to a friend who is a fan of his work, as well. Check out the site for loads of examples if you are curious – and the one below, which I think might just be my favourite.
It’s also available as an ebook – but would really require a colour reader to be fully enjoyed.