Loose Leashes

By Amy Schmidt; Ron Schmidt (Photographer)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375856419, 40pp.)

Publication Date: January 13, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Sixteen kid-friendly rhymes accompany funny photographic portraits of dogs in this delightful picture book. A salty dog’s lament of traveling the world is perfectly captured in ballad form; a finicky Yorkie expresses her bathing preferences in common meter; while a Paul Bunyan-esque golden lab celebrates the outdoors in haiku form. This collection of canine poems and photos will enchant dog lovers of all ages.

About the Author

Amy Schmidt has been writing children’s poetry and short stories for several years.

Ron Schmidt studied photography in college and worked with several high fashion and celebrity photographers before opening his own studio.

Ron and Amy live in the Northeast with their two children, Rory and Tess, and their gigantic white dog. They enjoy spending time with their family and advocating for animal welfare and literacy causes.

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