Friday, March 16, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #MMBBR #DogDaysofHistory & #ItsAPuppysLife @NatGeo @NGKids @barbfisch #NationalPuppyDay

It’s a Puppy’s Life by Seth Casteel (March 20, 2018, ages 4-8, $16.99) Since its debut in 2012, millions of people around the globe have fallen in love with New York Times best selling photographer Seth Casteel’s iconic and irresistible photos of dogs diving into swimming pools (Underwater Dogs, Little Brown). Seth has upped the cute factor with his picture book, It’s a Puppies Life,  featuring gorgeous, never-before-published photographs of a day-in-the-life of a puppy.   The photos and light text that accompany them capture the innocence, fun, silliness and personality of each pup as they sniff flowers, snuggle in blankets, play tug of war, make a serious MESS, get a bath and then sleep, sleep, sleep.    Although written especially for young readers, this book is certain to appeal to the puppy-obsessed of all ages, from kids, tweens and teens to hipster parents and doting grandparents.  A great pick for National Puppy Day on March 23rd!

About the author:
p11_IE3Z1679pug_SC.jpgSETH CASTEEL is an award-winning photographer and the New York Times best selling author of Underwater DogsUnderwater PuppiesUnderwater Babies, and a trio of children's books. In February 2012,   Casteel's series of photos showcasing dogs diving into swimming pools became an overnight Internet sensation, reaching more than 100 million people in less than 24 hours. This sudden attention resulted in   the Underwater series. Now with more than half a million copies in print around the world, Underwater Dogs is one of the best-selling photography books of all time.  Casteel has traveled the world in pursuit of    his passion for animals.  His nonprofit campaign, One Picture Saves a Life, inspires, empowers and educates animal ambassadors around the world to improve rescue and adoption services through positive   photography. His rescue dog, Baby Nala, is his very best pal.  People often say that Seth and Nala have similar hairstyles. 

I cannot stop reading this book. It is so adorable. I adore it more than I can even put into words. The puppies in this book are too darn cute. I mean, oh my goodness they are ADORABLE. My kids and I were totally in love with every single one of them, as was I. I also love the story because it is so fun and captures all the ways puppies add joy to our lives. I love the breed guide in the back. It was a great addition, so my kids and I could learn what breeds were featured in the book. A must for your home library if you are a lover of puppies. 


Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (March 27, 2018, ages 9-12, $19.99)  What is it we love about dogs so much? From ancient times to the present, dogs have guarded us, worked with us, marched off to war with us, and of course, just sat on the couch with us for a cuddle. Throughout the course of human history, this partnership deepened from dogs doing a service into friendship. Dogs have been by our side through it all, and this book by award-winning and New York Times best selling author Sarah Albee tracks our common story from wild wolves in ancient civilizations to modern-day breeds, highlighting famous pooches of the past and present along the way. This impressive volume is a complete story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs, to the massive mastiffs that came over with Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the New World, to the pampered pooches of kings and queens, to hero dogs like Sergeant Stubby. 

About the author:
SARAH ALBEE is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade, including BuggedPoop Happened and Whyd They Wear That.  Recent  nonfiction titles have been Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections, Notable Social Studies Trade Books, and winners of Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. These days she writes  primarily nonfiction, and especially loves writing about topics where history and science connect.  Prior to being a full-time writer, Sarah worked at Children’s Television Workshop (producers of Sesame Street). She played basketball in college, and then a year of semi-professional women’s basketball in Cairo, Egypt and currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, their three kids, and their dog, Rosie.

This book is fantastic. I loved learning the history of dogs. The chapter of this book are: 1. Barking Up the Family Tree 2. No Bone Unturned 3. Mastiffs, Mutts, and Mad Dogs 4. Tough TImes, Ruff Times 5. Enlightenment Dogs 6. Who Let the Dogs In? 7. Ad Dogs. Glad Dogs, Sad Dogs, and Fad Dogs 8. War Dogs and Cold War Dogs 9. Nice Work. Throughout these chapters you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about our best furry friends. Plus, it is a vision sensation! There is so much to look at and read. I am sure that you could read this over and over and over and learn something new! Learn about so much awesome and little known facts in this book. This book has 111 pages and is filled cover-to-cover with so many pictures and facts. It is jam packed with things that I find fun, interesting and doggone amazing! My kids love this book so much too and I hear them taking about the cool facts they are learning. What a great way for kids to spend time together!!


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