Author: Annette Whipple
Genre: Non-fiction Children’s Picture Books
- The Truth About series: Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls, Woof! The Truth About Dogs, Scurry! The Truth About Spiders
- Other: The Laura Engalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
Woof! The Truth About Dogs: dogs are the most popular pet in the world. But dogs chew our shoes, bark too loud, and slobber on everything. What makes these animals so loved? #factbook #picturebook #thetruthabout #dogs #UpcomingReleases @AnnetteWhippleTweet
Interview by Jenny Fulton
Annette Whipple is a fact-loving children’s book author who celebrates curiosity and inspires a sense of wonder in her informational books for kids.
The first book in The Truth About series, Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls, answers such questions as: how do owls see in the dark, can owls spin their heads all the way around, and why do owls puke?
After completing her first book, it was simply a matter of choosing the next animal.
Annette shared a little about this process. “When my editor at Reycraft Books and I began talking about other animals we could feature in The Truth About series, we knew we wanted interesting animals that included a wide variety of beautiful ones. Of course, dogs came to mind! Woof! The Truth About Dogs is the second book in the series. Later this year, Scurry! The Truth About Spiders will be out. Next year, we can look forward to a title about frogs and another about cats.”
With the subject chosen, it was time for Annette to indulge her own curiosity before sharing it with others.
“I already knew a decent amount about dogs from years of being around my own and others’ dogs but researching Woof taught me just how incredible they are as an animal and how important they are to people.”
What can dog lovers and highly curious readers expect to find within the pages of this book?
“Each page spread is dedicated to a question about dogs, so readers learn why puppies are born with closed eyes, how dogs communicate, why dogs sniff butts, and so much more.”
Thanks, Annette. Now I must know why dogs sniff butts…
“What do you hope readers come away with after reading your book?” I asked.
“People often think of dogs’ behavior as good or bad, but I learned that so much of what we might consider ‘naughty’ is just a dog being a dog. I hope my readers understand that, as well as the importance of dogs’ body language in understanding doggie communication.”
Annette created a teacher resource for Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls and will be doing the same for Woof!
Keep an eye out for this second resource by subscribing to her blog or monthly author newsletter at https://madmimi.com/signups/118916/join .
Book Blurb for Woof! The Truth About Dogs
How do dogs communicate?
Why do dogs sniff butts?
Are dogs just tame wolves?
These and other questions are answered by the author, along with some extra information provided by the dogs themselves in Woof! The Truth About Dogs.
Purchase the Books:
Readers can order online or ask their local bookstore to preorder a copy of Woof! The Truth About Dogs. The hardcover version includes a poster featuring dog superpowers. It’ll release on June 30, 2021.
- Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls
- Woof! The Truth About Dogs
- The Laura Engalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
Connect with Annette:
- Author Website https://www.annettewhipple.com/
- The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion Blog https://www.wildercompanion.com/
- Monthly Newsletter for Readers, Writers, and Teachers: https://madmimi.com/signups/118916/join
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnetteWhippleBooks
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LittleHouseCompanion
- Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnetteWhipple
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/annettewhipplebooks/