Katherine Applegate has teamed up with artist G. Brian Karas for a new picture book that tells the true story of Ivan, the beloved gorilla who inspired Newbery Medal winning The One and Only Ivan. Join us in celebrating Ivan’s life and legacy by submitting your own stories and pictures to our We Love Ivan board: http://bit.ly/1nLZmzN!
Introducing… UNDERTOW! A new YA trilogy by best-selling author Michael Buckley. Make sure you follow along on facebook for UNDERTOW updates before its release date next Spring: http://on.fb.me/1sUbvWw! In the meantime, enjoy the beach while you still can…
We asked SNIFFER DOGS author, Nancy Castaldo, to share a few images that didn’t make it into the final book. Hear from Nancy, below, about these outtakes!
Photo 1: Final cover image
Photo 2: My doggie pal, Buford, is a real go-getter. He can find ANYONE. He’s a bloodhound – a super –sniffing, bloodhound with lots of wrinkles to help him gather scents. This photo didn’t make it into Sniffer Dogs, but it is one of my favorites! It shows Buford in motion! Talk about dog drool. I was covered in it after my time with him!
Photo 3: While photographing dogs for Sniffer Dogs I had the opportunity to take photos for the Search Dog Foundation’s Iron Dog Competition that was held in Albany, NY. Search and rescue teams come from all over the country to this competition, which is really a training opportunity for the dogs and their handlers. It’s amazing to watch these dogs in action. For them, it’s just another day at work. I got to know so many of the teams that any time a disaster hit in the US I scanned the lists to see if any of the dogs and handlers I had met were taking part in the search efforts. Talk about thinking globally. Knowing these dogs and their handlers brought all of these emergencies a little closer to home. In addition to becoming increasingly more impressed with the skills of these working canines, it surely makes the world a whole lot smaller.