Happy National Dogs Day to you!
Yes, today is a special day and the new book, Dogs Rule Nonchalantly, from Mark Ulriksen is a wonderful way to commemorate the special relationships we have with our four legged buddies.
Even if you’re not familiar with his name, you’re probably familiar with Mark Ulriksen’s work. His work has been featured regularly in The New Yorker and has had his work on the cover over 30 times. You’ll also find his illustrations and paintings in other magazines, children’s books and in galleries and on display. His fans clearly appreciate his work, as this book is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Dog’s Rule Nonchalantly is a wonderful tribute to his own dogs. The words and beautiful illustrations sum up both his personal experiences and the universal experiences that people have with their dogs as they go through life’s ups and downs.
The book is enjoyable to read straight through or to leave sitting out on an end table to pick up every now and then when you have a free moment.
Dogs Rule Nonchalantly
by Mark Ulriksen
Pub. date 9/30/14
Description: “”There is nothing happier than a happy dog” reads one of the observations in this humorous and heartwarming look at the everyday interactions between man and man’s best friend. Renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen combines his handwritten observations with his intricate paintings of dogs from over 20 years of his career. Mark reaches back to his youth to talk about his first dog and chronicles the idiosyncrasies of each of his ten dogs that have enriched his life. Mark parallels major life events from dating, married life, and raising a family, with such humorous moments as house-breaking a puppy, obedience classes, the sad melancholy of nursing an aging canine friend, Fred, and his eventual ascension to “dog heaven.””
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