We pride ourselves on always finding entertaining and informative content for our monthly issue of Animal Magic, and I think that we’ve surpassed ourselves this month! We’ve another great new book that demonstrates the fantastic bond that exists between us and our canine companions, told with compassion, love, and inspiration, plus a fantastic free-to-enter competition that gives you a chance to win three Hubble and Hattie titles, very relevant to this time of year. And not only that, but all entries stand a chance of featuring in future issues of our newsletter!
We’re really bursting with pride that the talents of our fabulous duo, Mike&Scrabble, have been recognised by the judges of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017, and their second book – Mike & Scrabble Too - further tips on training your human – is one of four finalists in the Graphic Novels category of these prestigious industry awards. Winners will be announced at the BBD&PA gala dinner on November 16, at the Millennium Mayfair London Hotel, and we’re keeping everything crossed until then!
All at H&H hope you're enjoying your summer, despite the sometimes awful weather, and look forward to chatting again next month.
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NOW IN STOCK – For the love of Scout
Treating blindness with kindness: one dog's incredible journey through life
Adopting a rescue dog is always a journey into the unknown. Our latest release steps into the world of Scout, a rescue dog born with severe visual impairment … and an ability to capture hearts!
Tracey Ison has had a love of animals, of all shapes, sizes, and kinds, since she was a child. As a teen, she embarked on her dream career, and has been working as a veterinary nurse in small animal practice ever since. Tracey also has a particular fondness for dogs, and is a board member and trustee of a local rescue centre.
It was this love of dogs that brought her into contact with Scout, a clumsy, flat-footed, loveable Lurcher. He had been found roaming the streets of County Durham, and had been taken to a local dog pound. He was in a pretty poor state: with malnutrition, mange, and a growth on the front of his chest: his weakened condition also led to him contracting kennel cough.
To add to all that, there was serious concern that he was both blind, and deaf, and that – perhaps – the kindest thing to do would be to euthanaise him. He'd been through a lot, for a four month-old puppy.
But, fortune was smiling on Baby Buttons, as he was then known, and thanks to two very special people, he eventually came into the care of East Midlands Dog Rescue, and that's where Tracey first met him. The rest, as they say, is history … but we'll leave that exciting story for you to discover.
From sad beginnings, and being earmarked for almost certain death, Scout is now a happy, lively, fun-loving dog. He's a shining example of the difference that can be made to a dog's life, with care, love, and understanding.
For the love of Scout is book that every rescue dog owner or adopter should read. It shows how Tracey approached every aspect of living with Scout, and will be a great help to anyone who's experiencing the challenges of their own rescue dog. Above all, it shows that, even with the worst start in life, there's always the chance to turn fortune around, and give a dog a happy, fulfilled life.
For the love of Scout is in stock now at Hubble & Hattie.
HH4936 • Paperback • 22.5x15.2cm • £8.99 • 112 pages • 48 colour pictures
• ISBN: 978-1-845849-36-8 • UPC: 6-36847-04936-2
A terrific TRIPLE TREAT with our AUGUST BOOK GIVEAWAY!
This month, we give you the chance to win not one, but THREE brilliant books from the Hubble & Hattie kennel. In keeping with this month's holiday-themed blog post – see We're all going on a Doggy Holiday, later in this newsletter – we thought we'd give away these three super-practical tomes, to help you holiday in style …
Dogs on wheels
Travelling with your canine companion
By Norm Mort
This glovebox-sized book really is essential reading for anyone travelling with their dog.
This really does pack in the essential information. It may be small, but it covers everything you need to consider when taking your dog with you on your travels, and was penned by automotive author, and dog fanatic, Norm Mort. From vehicle safety, to a dog's psyche when travelling, and everything else in-between, there's even advice on what to do to prevent travel sickness, as well as conditions such as heatstroke and hypothermia. And to really round-out the usbject, Norm takes a fascinating look at how dogs have been used in art and advertising relating to 'wheels' – the title really does say it all!
SKU HH4379 Format Paperback • 21x14.8cm • £9.99 • 80 pages • 90 colour pictures
ISBN ISBN: 978-1-845843-79-3 UPC UPC: 6-36847-04379-7
Walking the dog
Motorway walks for drivers and dogs Revised Edition
By Lezli Rees
Find great food and a place for the kids to play, walk your dog, park a campervan: all within 5 miles of a motorway exit.
It's not often that a genuinely unique book comes along, but Walking the dog is precisely that. Motorways may be the arteries of the country, but they're not exactly known for their waypoints. Lezli Rees has turned all this on its head, with this pocket-sized, punch-packing book. Covering the entire UK, and featuring walks within five miles of motorway exits, it's an eye opener, and features some truly amazing locations, from the historic, to the scenic, to the entertaining … whether or not you have a dog, this is a great companion to anyone munchnig those motorway miles.
SKU HH4886 Format Paperback • 15x10.5cm • £6.99 • 208 pages • 200 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-845848-86-6 UPC 6-36847-04886-0
Emergency first aid for dogs
At home and away – Revised edition
By Dr Martin Bucksch
Another one of those 'how did I manage without it?' books, and one to slip in your suitcase when you head off on hols with Fido …
Most of us know some basic first aid, for ourselves and our human friends, but how much doggy first aid do you know? Vet Martin Bucksch lists the most common emergency situations that you and your dog could find yourselves in, and gives essential, practical tips on how to perform first aid. From prevention, recognising vital signs, and symptoms, to dealing with allergic reactions and foreign travel and vaccinations.
SKU HH4386 Format Paperback • 10.5x18.5cm • £5.99 • 64 pages • 43 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-845843-86-1 UPC UPC: 6-36847-04386-5
Simple! For a chance to win all three books, simply tell us your funniest, silliest, or happiest pet travel experience. We'll choose our favourite, and announce the winner in next month's Animal Magic.
They're HERE! The Brighton & Hove bus company's double-barelled Mike&Scrabble-themed dog-friendly bendy-buses are here!
If you're a dog owner and a bus user in the Brighton area, then this is the bus made especially for you. No stranger to sprucing up buses with art and graphics, the Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company likes to keep its fleet colourful and eye catching … and what could be more eye catching than Mike & Scrabble, and a whole host of graphic doggy friends?
Rolled out onto the streets last Friday, the buses have proved a huge hit with passengers and pedestrians alike. Of course, the buses haven't simply been jazzed-up to make eye-candy: they have been decorated to show that they're dog-friendly, and the company has 25 such colourful 'bendy-buses' in its fleet.
Nothing says 'dog-friendly bus' more than … well … a bus full of dogs, and the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a few familiar faces amongst Mike's illustrations. Of course, Mike & Scrabble are there, but can you spot another, rather fabumazing canine, or two? And, as if the bus wasn't amazing enough already, there are two blank spaces, and dog owners are being given the chance to have their own pooches immortalised on the dog bus. Simpy send Brighton & Hove buses a picture of your dog using the #YourDogHere tag, and your faithful companion could appear on the dog bus! Checkout Brighton & Hove buses website, instagram, facebook, and twitter for more details!
We think Brighton & Hove buses are on to a winner with the dog bus. In fact, we think EVERY bus company in the land should have a liveried, colourful bus, dedicated to our pooches and pets.
Have YOU seen the dog bus in Brighton, or surrounding area? Have you taken the dog bus into town with your pet? Perhaps your dog is a dead-ringer for one of the artworks on the side, or maybe you're going to send a picture of him to Brighton & Hove buses? We'd love to hear from you with your own stories and pics of the dog bus … send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may use some here!
Mike&ScrabbleToo shortlisted for British Book Design & Production Awards!
As if having an actual dog bus in your honour isn't enough, Mike&ScrabbleToo is one fo four finalists in the British Book Design & Production Awards, one of the most prestigious and popular events of the publishing year.
Created by the British Printing Industries Federatio
n, an organisation that supports and promotes businesses in the print and graphic communication industry, the BBD&PA aims to recognise and promote excellence in the British book design industry, by celebrating the year's best books.
As you can imagine, the scope and range of books produced in the UK each year is vast, everything from photographic books, art and architecture monographs, to academic reference books. Books are judged with particular emphasis on design and typography, and the awards will be presented on Thursday November 16, at the Millenium Hotel London Mayfair.
Congratulations to Mike and Scrabble: everyone here at H&H HQ is crossing our fingers, paws and claws! We'll keep you updated about Mike and Scrabble's nomination … watch this space!
SKU HH5060 Format Hardback • 17x17cm • £9.99 • 64 pages • 50 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-787110-60-1 UPC 6-36847-01060-7
We're all going on a Doggy Holiday!
Summer has rolled around again, and for many it’s time to start thinking about going on our jolly holidays. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of planning a holiday, but what about your four-legged friend’s holiday needs? Well, lucky there’s this post to tell you more …
Dying for some fish?
Think whale and dolphin conservation is all about far-off oceans and crystal-clear waters? That, sadly, couldn't be further from the truth …
Sniffing out a great new book ... it's Detector Dog!
We've had a fair few new titles released recently at Hubble & Hattie, but one that stands out from the crowd is Detector Dog by Pam Mackinnon. Detector Dog is a step-by-step guide to teaching your dog how to become a pro at scentwork in no time; help turn your dog's favourite pastime into your favourite hobby!
The latest daft doggy doings …
We have a WIIINNNNEEERRRRR!
The winner of this month's £50 voucher is …
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Post it back to us and you'll be entered in our monthly draw … you could soon have a
£50 Veloce gift voucher winging its way to you!
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