Woof! It’s National Dog Day!

Cover of Puppy Love

We couldn't pass up the chance to celebrate our furry best friends! Here are a few kibbles of wisdom from our Puppy Love mini book by our own Claudine Gandolfi:

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."
Josh Billings

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
Christopher Morley

"To err is human: to forgive canine."
Mae Westie


PPP author/artist selling fine art prints & greeting cards

Artist and Peter Pauper Press author Jody Wright announces the launch of a new Web site devoted to her art: Jody Wright Fine Art. Here her fans may purchase quality merchandise that features Jody's unique animal portraits, as well as her abstract paintings. The site offers framed prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, standard prints, greeting cards, and original art.

Jody paints "the beautiful spirits within dogs and cats." She says she ignores the color and other choices that Mother Nature has made, and instead looks inward, depicting her own perceptions of the heart and soul of each animal. Her bold use of color encourages viewers to look beyond the ordinary. Jody's paintings of companion animals have been exhibited at galleries nationwide.

The painter is also the author of the popular Peter Pauper Press mini gift book title, 50 Secrets Humans Should Know. This endearing book combines her paintings with inspirational tips from our best canine friends, such as "Kiss more," "Indulge in naps," and "Be loyal." It also comes with a 24K gold-plated dog charm, which may be kept on its ribbon marker or worn on a bracelet or necklace.

Jody lives in West Virginia, where she shares her heart and home with and is inspired by three rescue dogs: Thunder, Zebbie, and Ryan.