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Find the Poo

Without Worrying About Where You Step

by (author) Joe Shyllit

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
General, Optical Illusions
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
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The dog's done his bit. Your job is to find what he's left behind.

For years Joe Shyllit has struggled, like all dog owners, with sometimes having trouble finding his dog's poo. A dog's poo can hide almost anywhere.

If he just couldn't find it, Shyllit would either do a fake pick-up or steel his nerves and walk away -- a crime punishable by deathly dirty looks. Dog owners are a tough bunch.

One day Shyllit decided that he would take photographs of the places where he could not find the poo but knew it was there. And so, Find the Poo was born, an odor-free challenge to find the poo in 22 sharp color photographs. Driveway gravel, autumn leaves, tree bark, red stones, roots, undergrowth, dappled sunlight, tiny pine cones -- all are hiding a contribution from Shyllit's 10-year-old cockapoo, Farfel.

Unlike real life, however, the answers are at the back of the book. Consider them training for the next time you walk your dog.


About the author

Contributor Notes

Joe Shyllit is an advertising creative director, who has won several international awards in the ad industry. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and with Jerry Kuleba formed the creative ad agency Kuleba and Shyllit, winning several awards from around the world. In 2015, Kuleba passed away and Shyllit returned to illustration and design with his series called "Knowhereman." He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his dog, Farfel.


Editorial Reviews

My new favourite book... My human brother and his school friends found it hilarious and had lots of fun finding all the poos that are hiding in different places. My human mother said that it's actually very good practice for finding my poos in real life, and that we should give it to my human father for his birthday.

Cockapoo Sunny

There are autumn leaves. There are spring leaves. There are garden flowers, tree bark, mushroom-decorated lawns, scattered small stones (perhaps a beach?) and wood-chip landscapes that resemble Jackson Pollack paintings... Reading the book is a delight, and much more fun than walking Farfel and picking up his gifts. I think this would be a fun book to read with your children or grandchildren, if there is a dog in your extended family... Recommended.

Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

This incredibly clever, beautifully crafted little gem of a photography book is full of crap. Crap as in dog poop hiding in 22 full color, suitable for framing photos of mini landscapes where dogs can hide what we euphemistically call their business.

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

This hilarious (and surprisingly challenging!) search-and-find book is the perfect, odourless way to train your eyes to detect poo.

Modern Dog