It's National Dog Day and these Quirk dogs have got some rockin' book recommendations for you. Read up, pup lovers.
Dog: Momo | Human: Andrew Knapp, author of Find Momo
Book Recommendation: Find Momo, duh. But for the sake of this post, he backs it up with—you guessed it—Where's Waldo.
Dog: Oboe Linic | Humans: Claire and Alan Linic, authors of Our Perfect Marriage
Oboe's Book Recommendation: Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Oboe says, "This book about big friendly monster that find love. It me! I gives it 4 paws and 1 big mouth kiss."
Dog: Bailey the Welsh Corgi | Human: Deborah Smith, author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook
Bailey's Book Recommendation: On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking
"Because I could use the boost. Does this look like fun to you?"
Dusty's Book Recommendation: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
“I went with a classic: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. It’s about a bull who prefers smelling flowers to fighting in the bull ring. Great message for kids and a strong animal protagonist. Four paws way up!”
Toby's Book Recommendation: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Our dog, Toby, his favorite book was the Catcher in the Rye. I think he liked it because he could relate to the main character, Holden. He felt unsure about his future, unsure how he fit in. I think he was ambivalent about being domesticated.
Quirk Staff Dogs
Dog: Tommy the Coton de Tulear | Human: Paul Crichton, Marketing and Publicity
Tommy's Book Recommendation: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Paul’s dog Tommy recommends David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Tommy’s love for chasing tennis balls makes all of the scenes at the tennis academy particularly intriguing. Plus, the book really makes him ponder his existence in the world in which he lives today…
Dog: Mandy | Human: John McGurk, Director, Digital & Print Production
Mandy's Book Recommendation: The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
Ever since visiting a 19th century farm and learning about a butter churn treadmill that can be powered by a dog, Mandy has been regularly chastised for NOT making butter. In an effort to figure out what the hell butter is and why she takes heat for not making any, she bought the Dr. Seuss book and now it’s her favorite. While she’s totally unaware that it’s actually an anti-war parable about an ever-escalating arms race leading to mutually assured destruction, she really likes the illustrations. But sadly, she has made ZERO progress in the butter-making department.
Dog: Zero the Poodle | Human: Blair Thornburgh, Editor
Zero's Book Recommendation: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
"It should be The Canterbury TAILS, but whatever. Chaucer is still bae."
Dog: Ripley | Human: Mandy Sampson, Production and Sales Coordinator
Ripley's Book Recommendation: Alien Next Door: In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean by Joey Spiotto
Mandy's black German Shepherd, Ripley, recommends Alien Next Door: In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean which features her two favorite things: xenomorphs and helping!
Dog: Lucy | Human: Valerie Cole, Senior Marketing Manager
Lucy's Book Recommendation: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
My Lady Jane is Lucy's favorite because it's as silly as she is and shares her feeling that history had it ALL wrong.
Dog: Scout | Human: Christina Schillaci, Social Media Coordinator
Scout's Book Recommendation: Dinner Pies by Ken Haedrich
Scout says, "All dinner pies are good pies, especially the ones that cover the five basic food groups: chicken, chicken, chicken, chicken, and chicken."
Dog: Lisianthus "Lizzie" Ballou | Human: Elizabeth Ballou, Editorial Assistant
Lizzie's Book Recommendation: Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
"As a canine aesthete of refined taste, I have to choose Theodore Dreisel's literary masterpiece, Go, Dog. Go!. I enjoy reading about the lives of these sophisticated dogs-about-town. The book's language is pithy, yet eloquent. The pacing? Relentless. And the relationship that develops between the protagonist and his hat-wearing lady friend is complex, riveting, and heartbreaking. The book is a timeless classic."
Dog: Rosie Ballou | Human: Elizabeth Ballou, Editorial Assistant
Rosie's Book Recommendation: Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Rosie says, "I poop! You poop! We all poop!
Also, I eat my poop."