Naptime with Theo and Beau

The only thing better than naptime is naptime with a friend…

Theo the puppy (part-German Shepherd, part-Shar-Pei) didn’t have a home until he was rescued by Beau, a twenty-three-month-old toddler, and his family from an animal shelter in Santa Cruz. The two of them instantly became the best of friends. Each day, at nap time, Theo waits patiently for Beau to fall asleep, then curls up next to or on top of him—an adorable and beautiful image of friendship and trust.

Theo and Beau are already a viral sensation thanks to the gorgeous, “unbearably adorable,” “utterly charming,” photos that author (and Beau’s mother) Jessica Shyba has been posting on her popular blog Momma’s Gone City. And now, she’s combed through her hundreds of pictures to find the very sweetest and matched them to a charming bedtime story to make a picture book that is (as Alyssa Milano said to the blog) “so cute it hurts.”

Naptime with Theo and Beau is on sale 2/3/15! Pre-order now!

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Dawn Haney May 2, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Born and raised in Santa Cruz county, but have lived in the South Bay for the last 20 years. The posts and pics of #theoandbeau brighten my day:) The chaotic fast pace is normal here in Silicon Valley. The Theo & Beau pics helps bring me some form of calm and remembering the relaxed lifestyle and my home in Santa Cruz that I miss in life.


Sarah Taylor May 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Is this book just pictures? Or like a bedtime story? Beautiful, if it’s a story WITH pictures I know my kids would love it!


Mary Anne Zarefoss May 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

I love forward to pictures of Theo and Beau. So adorable and uplifting! I got my husband hooked too. Just Beautiful and full of so much love. Can’t wait for the book.


SandyLikeABeach June 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm

7 months 20 days…. Awaiting my delivery from Amazon! Can’t wait got 2 extra for gifts! Valentine Day 2015!


Sarah June 12, 2014 at 1:52 am

Every night before I go to sleep, I have to see the Theo &Beau pic of the day. I love babies and I love dogs but currently have neither, so looking at these peaceful pictures just brings me back to what’s important and how to keep things in perspective. I can’t wait for the book to come out, and I can’t wait for tomorrow’s picture! Thank you, Jessica! :)


virginia June 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

I love dogs and baby’s. You have a very special child ( beautiful and theo is very special. I’m 76 with a dog as I have always had.
wish I were younger and could have a baby to get a special dog for. Ha Ha just thought of my next round of babys. I have 3 grandaughters and one is getting married in june of 2015. Will be looking for a puppy since my grandaughter ( Lindsay ) is how I get your info. She will go along with us training pup to sleep with her baby. Love to Theo & Beau. brought me much joy.


Cindy July 23, 2014 at 4:22 am

I love your stories and your pics, and specially Theo and Beau im getting the book but pleaseee im waiting for the Theo and Beau calendar such wonderful pics deserve a calendar, Theo and Beau should have their own.


Summer Ann December 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I love these pics and it is actually how I found your blog a couple of years ago. So innocent and sweet!

Summer Ann


dafne December 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I love you all!!! Dios los bendiga.. ;)


Sally Roper January 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

Pre ordered my copy then tried to get the offer of the signed sheet but it looks like I am unable to living in England!


Jessica Shyba January 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I’m looking into this! Will update when I know more. Thank you!


Sally Roper January 10, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Amazing! I would just love one! I follow all the beautiful Instagram pics and dip in and out of the blog. I love it! X


Hani January 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Please Jessica… I believe there are many like us…


Clare January 10, 2015 at 11:22 am

Love this book already…and would love to pre-order it and receive the autographed version…however, do they ship to New Zealand??


Petra January 10, 2015 at 7:28 pm

same here… But I am living in Greece… Let us know if we can get the autographed copy xxx


Carola Gatta January 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm

My name is Carola Gatta and I work for a new italian web-magazine Photosophia (
I would like to write article about your book “Theo & Beau”.
The article will be supplied with photos. If you are interested please write me.
Best Regards.
Carola Gatta


tania January 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

good morning!
i just tried to upload my receipt for the ‘special offer’ and i saw that’s now available in Quebec? why? :'(


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