Albert, the Dog Who Liked to Ride in Taxis by Cynthia Zarin

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Always Albert hopes for rain. On rainy days Mrs. Crabtree takes him with her for taxi rides. So much better than walks.
One day -- brilliantly sunny, for a surprise -- Albert hops a taxi alone. More than one taxi, actually.
You will never guess where he goes!
 

About Cynthia Zarin

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Cynthia Zarin is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.She is the author of several books of poetry and four picture books for children: Rose and Sebastian; What Do You See When You Shut Your Eyes?; Wallace Hoskins, the Boy Who Grew Down; and Albert, the Dog Who Liked to Ride in Taxis. She lives with her family in Manhattan.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Leaving his comfortable Riverside Drive routine behind, Albert finds himself transported all over town, greeting doggy friends as he passes from cab to cab, receiving offers from various riders headed for destinations as far apart as California and the Kalahari.

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Like most literary heroes who set off on their own to see the wide world, the debonair dachshund who stars in this droll, episodic picture book pines for adventure. Albert loves to ride in taxis, a

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By the end, Albert, the inveterate optimist, has been to the airport and now sets his sights on bigger things: ""Taxis are all very well,"" he thinks to himself, ""but can they take you to California?

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