Allen & Unwin
A beautifully poignant gift book exploring the relationship between man and man’s best friend, from the masterful Shaun Tan.
One day I threw my stick at you.
You brought it back.
Then we were walking side by side
as if it had always been this way.
World-renowned artist and storyteller Shaun Tan reflects on the nature of humans and animals in this exquisitely illustrated fable about owner and Dog. A perfect little gift book from an extraordinary talent.
This book clearly illustrates the power of pictures and words – this is such a simply presented yet powerfully poignant read – all dog lovers will be able to relate to this and those who have lost dogs will smile that bittersweet smile, you know the one, the one that says “yes, I get it. I understand. I miss you.” (And perhaps they will shed a silent tear in memory of their best friend, as I did).
A beautiful read.
What a lovely way to explore the relationship between people and dogs, Carol! It’s sometimes so hard to put into words that I have a lot of respect for anyone who can! And it sounds as though this is also beautifully illustrated – a real bonus!
It is simply but beautifully illustrated Margot – I think this is one you would appreciate.