The new book Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood features images of stuffed animals and other objects ravaged by the love of children. The most striking photographs in the book are of children's blankies. It looks like they've been digested by baby dinosaurs. They're just gorgeous.
Ten Speed Press gave TiP special permission to blog these. Click on them for a larger view.
Ten Speed Press is running a contest for readers through the month of May to submit their own photographs and stories of "lovies" online for a chance to win a copy of the book and other prizes. A new winner is selected every week.
I wrote a bit more about the book here.
Images reprinted with permission from Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood. Copyright (c) 2007 by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. Photo Credit: Hornick/Rivlin.