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Whimsical Illustrations, Clever Storyline
on November 1, 2012
Any good children's book worth its salt, will have excellent illustrations. This one does.
Second criteria for a children's book is that you, the adult, won't mind reading it over and over again.
Marla Frazee's whimsical illustrations are wonderfully captivating. It is that children's book that you and your little listener can look at over and over for a long time. Add to that, the story line is sweet and clever- Two dogs from the same litter live together, doing everything together until one day a squirrel wreaks havoc and both Boot and Shoe begin to chase that squirrel all over the yard. When the chase was over, Boot finds himself on the front porch and Shoe finds himself on the back porch. They search for each other on their respective porches and finally give up hope of ever seeing one another again. Until...
My two year old and three year old grandchildren loved reading this book with me, hunting for Boot and Shoe, tracing the squirrel chase all over the page.
If you love the Mr. Putter books by Cynthia Rylant, you will want to add this book to your collection.