Find the Poo: Without Worrying About Where You Step

Find the Poo: Without Worrying About Where You Step

by Joe Shyllit


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The dog's done his bit. Your job is to find what he's left behind.

For years Joe Shyllit has struggled, like all dog owners, with sometimes having trouble finding his dog's poo. A dog's poo can hide almost anywhere.

If he just couldn't find it, Shyllit would either do a fake pick-up or steel his nerves and walk away — a crime punishable by deathly dirty looks. Dog owners are a tough bunch.

One day Shyllit decided that he would take photographs of the places where he could not find the poo but knew it was there. And so, Find the Poo was born, an odor-free challenge to find the poo in 22 sharp color photographs. Driveway gravel, autumn leaves, tree bark, red stones, roots, undergrowth, dappled sunlight, tiny pine cones — all are hiding a contribution from Shyllit's 10-year-old cockapoo, Farfel.

Unlike real life, however, the answers are at the back of the book. Consider them training for the next time you walk your dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228101802
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 528,932
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Joe Shyllit is an advertising creative director, who has won several international awards in the ad industry. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and with Jerry Kuleba formed the creative ad agency Kuleba and Shyllit, winning several awards from around the world. In 2015, Kuleba passed away and Shyllit returned to illustration and design with his series called "Knowhereman." He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his dog, Farfel.

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Anonymous 10 months ago
“Holy Sh*t - this is a fun book” Thank you Mr Shyllit and Farfel; my children have been endlessly entertained by your crap. Award winning Toronto advertising art director Joe Shyllit has just hit the literary word with a huge double handful of excrement. And they are eating it up. Shyllit’s fast-selling new book “FIND THE POO” (Published by Firefly Publishing), is a totally unique hardcover children’s board- style book. There’s never been anything like it in the entire history of literature. It’s full of National Geographic quality photos of, umm, err, dog poo. Hidden in various media, like gravel, wood-chips, stones, grass, vegetation and sewer grates. It’s based on his dog Farfel’s ‘doo-ings”, many of which the author could not find. So he took photos of the ‘lost’ sites to train his eye. Now he’s sharing his research with other dog walkers, and with all those who have a sense of humour. The brilliant reader participation aspect of this book, is that you are challenged, on each page to FIND THE POO. Like true love or the perfect soulmate, it’s there somewhere. A sort of ‘crappy’ version of “Where’s Waldo”. But unlike these ephemeral ideals, Shyllit provides the answers in the back of the book. One definition of art is the startling re-examination of the mundane. If true, Shyllit’s FIND THE POO is very high art indeed. Mr Shyllit, much as I love your book and your quirky sense of humour, keep your damned dog off my lawn! Dennis Thompsett Beverly Hills CA