Walking Your Human


Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? It turns out they know just what humans want – to be walked! And once they’re on their way, these dogs will share exactly how to do it.

WALKING YOUR HUMAN is a picture book for dog lovers everywhere. It’s a lighthearted look at the very different ideas dogs have to humans about what makes for a good walk!



Author: Liz Ledden

Illustrator: Gabriella Petruso

Publisher: Larrikin House

ISBN: 9780648894513

Release date: 1 February 2021


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UK: WH Smith

US: Barnes and Noble or Target

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Find teachers notes and resources HERE.



A chat with Dani Vee on Words and Nerds podcast, about Walking Your Human, favourite dogs, picture books we love and more:

I’m interviewed about Walking Your Human, the writing life, and favourite books and characters on the Reading with a Chance of Tacos podcast with Ken Williams:

Hear my interview with the publishers of Walking Your Human, James Layton and Mary Anastasiou of Larrikin House, via Ep 55 of One More Page:

Hear me chat Walking Your Human with a dose of dog love on US-based podcast, Jack Russell Parents with Becca and Gabe:

I’m also interviewed in this episode of Mini Tacos, the offshoot podcast by Reading With a Chance of Tacos, this one aimed at schools and kids. Head to the 13.30 mark for my segment with young interviewer and co-host Elodie!


Author interview – Kate J Foster’s blog, author of the upcoming middle grade novel PAWS with Walker Books

Announcement – SCBWI Australia East & NZ blog

Featured ‘Sunday Shelfie’ – Picture Book Book Club

Guest post Q&A on Kids’ Book Review

Reviewed on radio station Hope 103.2 by Debra Tidball on Mornings with Katrina Roe

Author interview – on kids’ writer Andrew Dittmer’s blog

Meet the Creator and their books interview – Pass it On kids’ book industry newsletter, Issue 765 (subscribers only)

Sarah Ferguson (yes, Fergie herself!!) reading Walking Your Human on Storytime with Fergie and Friends:


CBCA Reading Time – ‘I have loved re-reading this book and it will remain on my shelves for a long time. All libraries – school, public and home – should have this title. Highly recommended.’

Kids’ Book Review – ‘Reading Walking Your Human is sure to make you laugh, and re-think your experience of canines.’

The Never Ending Bookshelf – ‘Walking Your Human is the kind of book you keep returning to time and time again because it’s so much fun; I actually laughed out aloud with this one …. I highly recommend this picture book for dog lovers, people looking for a good laugh or anyone trying to show their kid all the work that comes with owning a pet (it’s educational guys!). This book is quirky and oh so brilliant.’

Reading with a Chance of Tacos – ‘… it’s quirky, funny, silly, the illustrations are amazing, it’s everything a picture book for kids should be!’

My Picture Book Heart – ‘This clever and comical look at the relationship between dogs and their owners is gorgeously illustrated with bright and expressive characters and is sure to be a winner with dog-lovers, readers who like books with a twist, and those who like a giggle!’

Can You Tell Me a Story – ‘As the owner of a big, old dog who has never grown up so much of this funny book is relatable!!’

Schizanthus Nerd – ‘If you’ve ever had the honour of being owned by a dog, you will find every page of this book relatable … I’d buy this book for anyone who’s recently been adopted by a dog.’


Kylie Covark, author and Pickles and Pords blog – ‘A clever, warm, funny picture book, gorgeously illustrated by Gabriella Petruso.’

Amelia McInerney, author – ‘It’s a funny, gorgeous, dog-lover’s delight!’

Matilda Bookshop (Adelaide) – ‘Liz Ledden and Gabriella Petruso give lots of helpful hints on how to keep things exciting, make new memories and even get a treat or two … we give this book five bones!’

The Bookshop Bowral – ‘The delightful Walking Your Human by Liz Ledden and Gabrielle Petruso is a funny, endearing story about our furry friends.’

Archie the Story Hound – ‘Archie identifies with all the pooches in this book … he loves walking his human too!’

Gleebooks, Glebe – ‘Hilarious and loving, this pet-focused story is a beautiful read before bedtime.’

Picture Book Book Club – ‘This picture book is so much fun, you will adore it.’

Words and Nerds podcast (February 2021 Reading round-up) – ‘This is a beautifully fun picture book … and I know the kids will love this book.’

The Weekend Booktopian Podcast – ‘What a fun, beautiful picture book from a dog’s perspective on human lives … kids are just going to lose their minds over this book!’ (Dani Vee, at 25.22)