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I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap: The Ages of Dog

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A charming collection of original and often hilarious insights into what puppies and young dogs really think

How do puppies see the world? One another? Us? I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap offers honest, original, and often hilarious insights into how puppies and young dogs might answer these questions. From sleepy golden retriever pups to sophisticated poodles, personality shines through in each of Valerie Shaff's remarkable photographs. The images, accompanied by Blount's puppy poetry,...

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Overview

A charming collection of original and often hilarious insights into what puppies and young dogs really think

How do puppies see the world? One another? Us? I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap offers honest, original, and often hilarious insights into how puppies and young dogs might answer these questions. From sleepy golden retriever pups to sophisticated poodles, personality shines through in each of Valerie Shaff's remarkable photographs. The images, accompanied by Blount's puppy poetry, with the "canine measure somewhere between ordered and free," make this book a delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to understand the "inner puppy" in all of them.

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Carol Memmott
To love this book you've got to be a sap—sappy about photos of adorable puppies and dogs acting perfectly ridiculous. The photos far outshine the saccharine prose, and the book can be enjoyed immensely without bothering with the rhymes. The sepia-toned photos show dogs doing their doggy things—playing, chasing, chewing, lounging. What a life.
USA Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060747121
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,166,019
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Shaff's photographs have been exhibited internationally and have appeared in The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, and In Style. This book is Valerie's fourth collaboration with Roy. She lives in upstate New York.

Humorist, sportswriter, poet, performer, lecturer, dramatist, and author of seventeen books, Roy Blount Jr.’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic. His work has also been anthologized in such collections as The Best of Modern Humor and The Ultimate Baseball Book. He lives in western Massachusetts and New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005

    Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr - What a Team!

    This book contains a truly joyful combination of canine photos and clever poetry expressing the thoughts of the photo's subject. Reading the verse expressively out loud brings the photos alive. This book is a must have for repeated enjoyment. The introduction of Roy Blount Jr is a must read. It is really funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    These guys know dogs!

    This book called out to me at the store, but instead of just flipping through the pix and putting it down, I kept being drawn back. The text, light verse, is not at all sappy sentimental or cloying, but very catchy and laugh-out-loud funny. The pictures are also refreshingly different, neither trite nor Wegman ripoffs. A good example is a photograph at ground level of several Weimaranerish puppies running across a lawn. The text reads 'Charge! Where? Why?/ Who knows?/ Puppies got to go!'

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