One-Dog Canoe (Hardcover)

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By Mary Casanova, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)
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A perfect picture book for the cabin.

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Sometimes – the more the merrier

I set off one morning in my little red canoe.
My dog wagged his tail.
"Can I come, too?"
"You bet," I said.
"A trip for two – just me and you."

But when "with a slap and a swim" Beaver scrambles in, and then "with a ‘woo-hooo!' – flap!" Loon lands in the young canoeist's lap, it's clear that this will be no ordinary canoe trip.

A bouncy rhyming text and exuberant pictures full of funny, escalating antics will have young readers laughing out loud – for just when it seems the canoe can't hold anyone else, frog jumps in!

About the Author

MARY CASANOVA's books include the popular One-Dog Canoe and The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town, both illustrated by Ard Hoyt. She lives near Ranier, Minnesota.

ARD HOYT has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow and Saying Goodbye to Lulu, an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award winner by Corinne Demas. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Praise For…

“Rhyming text sets a buoyant tone, as do debut artist Hoyt's lively illustrations. . . . Readers will happily embark on this animated excursion.” —Publishers Weekly

“A girl sets out on a canoe ride and is joined by her dog, then a variety of animal passengers. . . . Hoyt, in his children's book debut, plays with perspective . . . [while] Casanova's rhyming text employs a familiar cumulative twist as each animal requests a ride.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A lively rhyming text and wry sense of humor take a wide-eyed, ponytailed little girl and her dog on an adventurous trip down the river. . . . Their inevitable big splash will surely elicit giggles.” —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374356385
ISBN-10: 0374356386
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: March 6th, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English