Michael Wertz, Dog Dreams

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 7:30pm

Bay Area illustrator and printmaker Michael Wertz (whose work has graced many of Bookshop's newsletter covers) will celebrate the release of his new board book. Equally wonderful for children and adults, Dog Dreams imaginatively reveals the hopes, wishes, and ambitions of over a dozen dozing canines through playful imagery and rhyming text.  Originally printed by hand in a limited letterpress edition of 100 copies at the SF Center for the Book, Dog Dreams is a labor of love from the mind of author, artist, and printer Michael Wertz. The vibrantly colorful, engaging shapes in the board book pop out from the page in retro red and cyan that evokes a 60s feel. The narrative of the book imagines the many places mans best friend may go during a long dog nap--from Tracys dream of a rooftop tap dance to Dooeys evening cup of coffee on top of his new French chateau. This unique title is a work of pure joy and celebration of animal companions and is the perfect gift for any dog lover.       We hope you and your pup will join us for books, music (Wertz's band, The Mutts, will perform—yes, there will be a ukelele!) and lots of fun. The SPCA will also be on hand with some adorable adoptable dogs! 

Michael Wertz says he's getting the band back together again--again--for a singing and book signing. Here's a taste:

 

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