Flo & Wendell
By William Wegman
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803739284, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
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Acclaimed artist William Wegman combines his iconic photography with his background in painting to introduce two irresistible new characters based on his real-life puppies.
Meet Flo. She’s a sophisticated big sister who’s part of a very artistic family. She likes playing with paint and wearing sweaters her mother knits. Flo also likes teasing her little brother, Wendell. They play hide-and-seek, but Flo doesn’t look very hard. They play dress up, too, but Wendell always gets the bad costumes. Their parents wish they would get along, and they do try sometimes.
For every child who has experienced sibling rivalry, here’s a humorous look at what it takes to play nice. Perfect for fans of Maira Kalman, Ian Falconer, and dog lovers of all ages.
William Wegman, beloved author and visual artist, is known internationally for his photographs, videos, and paintings. He has written numerous books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Puppies, and his videos appear regularly on Sesame Street. In this new book, his first in a decade, Wegman combines his background in painting with his photographs to create a fanciful new world, starring the two irresistible characters Flo and Wendell. Wegman and his family, which includes his four dogs Candy, Bobbin, Flo, and Topper (the real life Flo and Wendell), divide their time between New York and Maine.
"The contrast between the dogs’ deadpan stares and their lives of suburban industriousness...will raise grins from even the crabbiest readers." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The visual impact is playful and whimsical, with the painterly, colorful gouache contrasting comically with the serious, almost formal faces of the photographed dogs...a sure hit for Wegman fans." - Kirkus Reviews