Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375830495, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2005
In this heart-stealing picture book, fine artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch gives us 16 masterful, soulful, impossibly expressive portraits of dogs, and Maya Gottfried wonderfully captures their voices and inner personalities in 16 enchanting poems. It’s a doggie delight!
These dogs beg to be patted, tickled, scratched, and ruffled. Which one will be your best friend?
Robert Rahway Zakanitch is a fine artist who lives and works in New York City. He was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Grant, and his work is represented in many public collections, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Zakanitch created the paintings for this book as an extension of his "Aggressive Goodness Series" of large-scale dog portraits whose unabashed purpose was to evoke the notion of goodness and to remind people of their aptitude for compassion. He lives in New York.