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In case anyone thinks this blog has gone to the cats,
I felt compelled to mention that I have drawn and
painted my share of dogs as well.
For reasons that will become immediately obvious,
I'm starting with my chapter heading (above) for
"Sirius" from Peter Limburg's WHAT'S IN THE
NAMES OF STARS AND CONSTELLATIONS.
Sirius being the "Dog Star" after whom these dog
days of August are named.
This farm dog from my THE THREE BROTHERS,
Whitebird/Putnam hangs around Amos, the youngest
brother while he does chores. Animals can enliven
picture book illustrations, even when they may not
mentioned in text.
In FINGERPLAYS AND SONGS FOR THE
VERY YOUNG (known in my family as the
Patty Cake Book) Random House, pup enjoys
This dog "helps" the girl put on a warm sweater
in SNOW, LET'S GO, by Karen Berman Nagel,
From Baby Bug Magazine. Can you hear the
puppy panting waiting for the boy to throw the ball?
Doesn't the picture say it all? (check out the dog's
expression). Sample promotional piece.
And In Memorium
left; Buster and right; Sophie Schnauzer Croll, Tizzy and Fred's
Sadly, my brother Jonathan sent word today
that his beloved little Schnauzer "Cutie Girl
Sophie, Queen-of-Almost-Everything" passed
away this morning.
Hopefully joining the spirit of her brother, Buster.
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