@wayfaringreader Knits a Corgi!

Last week we posted an excerpt from KNIT YOUR OWN ROYAL WEDDING that provided the instructions for a knit corgi. Over the weekend, intrepid Twitter friend and freelance book publicist @wayfaringreader attempted the project, and it looks fantastic! Check out these pictures she so nicely took of the process:

Corgi bits

 

Body

 

Body, legs, ears and white chest stitched together

 

Finished corgi

 

Standing ovation for The King’s Speech Oscar win… naturally.

 

Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us!

 


Knit Your Own Royal Wedding is in stores on March 29th.

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking?

Well now you can find out with Inside of a Dog, the bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think, now in paperback.

The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees?

Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising—once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research—on dogs’ detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention—that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

Take a look inside the book

Born To Bark

Born to Bark, the charming new memoir by psychologist and beloved dog expert Stan Coren tells the story of his relationship with an irrepressible gray Cairn terrier named Flint. Stan immediately loved the pup for his friendly nature and indefatigable spirit, though his wife soon found the dog’s unpredictable exuberance difficult to deal with, to say the least.
Even though Flint drove Stan’s wife up the wall, he became the joy of Stan’s life. The key to unlocking this psychologist-author’s way of looking at dog behavior, Flint also became the inspiration behind Coren’s classic, The Intelligence of Dogs.
Do you have a rambunctious dog  story to share? Comment below, then send your name and mailing address to audrey@simonandschuster.ca and you could win a copy of Born to Bark!

Blog On It

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I have to share about a new book by Spencer Quinn.  Dog On It is the first in a cute, light-hearted mystery series where the detective is a DOG!  Yeah, I know, crazy, right?  Well I have this theory that in the coming tough times, people will be opting for lighter, less-serious choices for entertainment.  That’s why you all need to get on board with Chet the dog now. 

 I generally don’t read mysteries, and I’m not even what you’d call a dog person, but I loved this.  Also, if you become a super-fan, you can go to www.ChetTheDog.com – it’s Chet’s blog.  HE’S A DOG, AND HE’S BLOGGING, PEOPLE!  There’s also the Chet Appreciation Group on Facebook, and www.twitter.com/ChetTheDog, for more doggy detective love.  �