Monday, March 24, 2014

Booknote: Find Momo

 Andrew Knapp, Find Momo: My Dog is Hiding in This Book: Can You Find Him? Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2014. ISBN: 9781594746789.

Find it in your local library: Link to WorldCat.
Want to buy it? You can get it from the publisher: Link to Quirk Books book page.

This photography book by Andrew Knapp featuring his dog Momo is totally adorable, a beautiful book for folks of all ages. The book comes from Knapp's Instagram sensation. In 2012, Knapp began posting online photos of Momo, his border collie, hiding in different places. You can find the photos on Instagram with the #findmomo hashtag. The Instagram is very popular, with over 100,000 followers, and it has been highlighted by ABC News and Huffington Post. How I missed that is beyond me.

Momo is a playful border collie who likes to hide. Can you find Momo in the many photos of the book? Think of this as a bit of "Where's Waldo?" but with excellent color photographs where you can look for Momo. I did not know about the Internet element until after reading the book. It is not necessary to have seen the Internet part. The book is very enjoyable on its own. If you are already a fan, you will enjoy this book with new, unseen photos. If you are like me, and this is your first time finding Momo, after enjoying the book you might want to check him out online.

This is a great book for all ages. It has great photos for the photography lover. The photos include landscapes, inside locations, houses, bridges, and other scenes. It has an adorable dog for dog lovers. It has a game for children of all ages. This would make a very good gift for pretty much anyone. This is definitely a good selection for public libraries as well.

I am happily giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

If you want to learn more, there is a website at

Disclosure note: Oh, you know, this is the part where I tell you I got this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review so The Man does not get his panties in a bunch. There has been no compensation.

1 comment:

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Still hopping from the Nonfiction Reading Challenge. This sounds like a fun one! I love that it would be good for adults and children to look at together, appreciating different aspects.