Year of the Dog
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!
The start of the Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 16, 2018 and this year is The Year of the Dog.
What does it mean to be born in The Year of the Dog?
It might come as no surprise that dog personalities often exhibit an amiable nature and unwavering loyalty to friends and loved ones.
In their younger years dogs may be nervously hyper-alert, and may bark and bite at any perceived threat. But as they mature, dogs often become more sure of themselves and remain aloof from those that anger them, especially loved ones, but they will always remain devoted.
In the larger social spectrum, a dog can always be relied upon to speak up in defense of the downtrodden — as the basic ideal of upholding justice becomes more finally tuned. With their considerable talents and innate qualities, those born under the sign of the dog usually excel as social activists, teachers, nurses or doctors.
Famous people born under the Sign of the Dog include Cher, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Dorothea Dix, Benjamin Franklin, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Herbert Hoover, Madonna, and Shirley McLaine.
We are dog lovers here at Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Below is a (largish) selection of books about dogs.
77 Dates With Your Dog
Author Katharina von der Leyen & Elke Reinhart$34.95 ISBN: 9783961710591 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: teNeues Publishing Company Publication Date: 2017-10-20
Author Karen Gray Ruelle Illustrated by Karen Ruelle$10.95 ISBN: 9781561457731 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Black Dog Dream Dog
Author Michelle Superle Illustrated by Millie Ballance$12.95 ISBN: 9781896580340 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Tradewind Books Publication Date: 2010-11-01
The Blue House Dog
Author Deborah Blumenthal Illustrated by Adam Gustavson$21.95 ISBN: 9781561455379 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2010-08-10
Author Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi$23.95 ISBN: 9781561455614 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2011-03-17
Champ's Story: Dogs Get Cancer Too!
Author Sherry North Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz$13.95 ISBN: 9781607180883 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Arbordale Publishing Publication Date: 2014-11-24
Author Glenda Goertzen Illustrated by Peter Hudecki$9.95 ISBN: 9781554550050 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2007-06-13
Claude at the Beach
Author Alex T. Smith Illustrated by Alex T. Smith$10.95 ISBN: 9781561459193 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Publication Date: 2016-04-01