One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova

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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 Mary Casanova

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Mary Casanova is the author of several novels and a picture book, The Hunter, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a winner of the Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Ranier, Minnesota.Ard Hoyt is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. This is his first book. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
Published March 6, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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A girl sets out on a canoe ride and is joined by her dog, then a variety of animal passengers in Casanova's (When Eagles Fall, p. 877, etc.) buoyant outing.

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Bestowing humorous anthropomorphic expressions on each critter's face, the artist also offers entertaining perspectives of the turmoil in the boat, e.g., enormous Moose, who easily fills most of a spread, settles in among wide-eyed Bear and Wolf, hungry Loon and the incredulous dog, as Beaver fli...

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