Publication Date: July 9, 2013
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This photographic book of school-themed poems is sure to delight dog lovers and poetry fans alike. As they did in the companion title, Loose Leashes, this husband-and-wife team combine his photographs with her poetry for a whimsical marriage of images and words.
AMY SCHMIDT has been writing children's poetry and short stories for several years. She enjoys the challenge of finding just the right form and words for her poetry. 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.
RON SCHMIDT's first photo shoot, at age ten, was a wildlife expedition of his suburban New Jersey neighborhood. Armed with an old camera he'd received as a gift, Ron took pictures of his dog and some city squirrels. After studying photography in college he worked with several high fashion and celebrity photographers before opening his own studio. As a dog lover, Ron spends most days taking photographs of man's best friend, only now he has a way better camera.