From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On (Hardcover)

Poems to Chew On

By Amy E. Sklansky, Karla Firehammer (Illustrator), Karen Dismukes (Illustrator), Cathy McQuitty (Illustrator), Sandy Koeser (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805066739, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002



A spirited celebration of dogs

"My tail won’t stop its wagging.
My rear end has an ache.
Back and forth and back and forth–
It never takes a break!"

Dogs. Dogs. Dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, cowboy dogs, and even astrodogs! In poems that bounce and spill and shoot off into space (just like their subjects!) and stunning hand-beaded pictures that capture the true nature of man’s best friend, this delightful collection celebrates dogs in all their tail-wagging, tongue-lolling glory.

About the Author

Amy E. Sklansky grew up in the company of dogs: First there was Ralph I, then Bridget, and finally Ralph II. Amy works as a writer and freelance editor of children's books. She lives with her husband, Joe, and their daughter, Phoebe, in Boston.

Karla Firehammer, Karen Dismukes, Sandy Koeser, and Cathy McQuitty met each other at Hallmark, and have been beading together for many years. When not equipped with needle and thread, they are often chasing after their collective eight dogs and three cats, who provided plenty of models and material for this book.