- Library Binding: 42 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick Pr (September 9, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763633844
- ISBN-13: 978-0763633844
- ASIN: B007CSLHNW
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time Library Binding – September 9, 2008
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Houndsley and Catina are cute, and they both manage to have a mix of childlike and grown-up sensibilities. I appreciate that the story is mostly devoid of gendered behavior. Most importantly, Houndsley and Catina build snow creatures (rather than the ubiquitous snowmen)! I laughed out loud a few times, and it was an enjoyable book. It reminds me very much of the Frog and Toad books I loved when I was young. If Elephant and Piggie books are what your young, hip aunt buys for you, then Houndsley and Catina books are what your sweet grandmother buys for you. It was a nice book, but it does lack a little bit of the fun factor.
It is also a wonderful transition to chapter books. The pictures would not be out of place in a picture book. Marie-Louise Gay does a fantastic job illustrating. Houndsley and Catina would be a good choice for early chapter book readers and for reading aloud. It's divided into three chapters, but quick readers will finish it in one sitting.
In the "Quite Time" book, while the story is simply about enjoying quite time after being snowed-in, it is told through the characters' enjoyment of practicing for a concert, baking cookies, making snow animals, and more. I applaud Howe's engaging writing style. And the illustrations parallel the tales' beauty.
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I love everything about this book for my kids. It's a great wintertime book, and I love the quiet feeling that is portrayed throughout the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by D. Pederson
I love this book. It is well written and poetic. In this day in age when kids are being shuttled so frequently, it helps kids and adults alike remember the quiet. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Aubri Spencer
Long enough that we can sit for a few minutes but she doesn't get bored. Nice story line with great grammar and concepts.Published on December 26, 2012 by Molly