“Little Boy Blue” Wins Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

Posted on February 11, 2013


Little Boy Blue was named winner of the 2012 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award at the annual banquet of the Dog Writers Association of America last night in Manhattan.

This special award from DWAA goes to “the work that best highlights the unique relationship between a dog and its owner, and best brings to life the concept of the human-animal bond.”

“It was such an honor to accept the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award, since it is among just a handful of special awards that DWAA gives each year,” says Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin. “I felt like I was on stage representing not just myself, but also the whole publishing team at Barron’s and, of course, great rescue mutts like Blue everywhere.”

Merial is the maker of Frontline, Heartgard, and other products that are intended to keep dogs safe from ticks, fleas, heartworm, and more.

Little Boy Blue also was among four finalists for best general-interest or reference book of 2012. That award went to Show Dog, a book from Harper-Collins about a year in the life of a purebred.