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Garden of Love, a Dog & Flower Alphabet Party - is "meet the breeds at the flower show" - an alphabet book with a twist - the ABC's are depicted through dog breeds and meaningful complementary flowers. Garden of Love opens with A for Afghan Hound wearing her amazing Agrimony necklace and ends with Z for Zuchon surrounded by an arched bower of Zinnias. I for Irish Wolfhound with an Iris means an Invitation to the Garden party for all. Watercolor illustrations throughout share the message of hope, joy, and peace as the dogs prepare for the gathering in the Garden of Love through the Zinnia arch. Descriptions of each dog breed's characteristics accompany each lettered page, along with meanings of each flower (from an 18th century original copy of Victorian Language of Flowers) A beautiful book of interest to every dog and flower loving child and adult, from 5 to 95!
About the Author
Debra Lampert-Rudman loves dogs and flowers and has been writing stories and drawing and creating dogs in clay and on paper her whole life. When she was about 8 years old, she told the children's librarian in her New Jersey hometown that they needed more books on dogs because she had read them all.
Garden of Love: A Dog & Flower Alphabet Party is the book Debra wishes she had grown up with.
The author of many articles on dogs and dog art, Debra has won several awards for ceramic dog art, poetry and writing. In fact, she has received four Maxwell Awards, the Dog Writers Association of America's highest honor.
Her ceramic art and watercolors have been featured in a solo show at the renowned William Secord Gallery in NYC.
Debra enjoys actively serving in a number of dog clubs and volunteers for animal, arts, therapy, and other organizations. Very active in the world of dog shows with her Cocker Spaniels, Debra is an AKC Breeder of Merit. Her "Pistal", GCH Dal-Mar's Topaz Pistal, BN, CGC, TKN was #1 parti-color Cocker Spaniel in the US In 2011 and she has shown her cocker spaniel "Bolt" GCH Topaz Palm Beach Playboy, CD, BN, RM,FDC,CGCA,TKE at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC. Bolt's pups, "Robbie" BISS GCHB Topaz N BeGay's He's My Dreamboat, TKN is also heading for top dog show honors with a Best in Specialty Show already, sisters "Luna" and "Zinnia" are new Champions - It's all in the family!