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WHAT A CHILDREN'S BOOK SHOULD BE.,
This review is from: One-Dog Canoe (Paperback)
I suppose I made a special connection with this work when I read it to a group of little ones recently as it reminded me of my wife and the sort of thing she would do when she was the age of the little Tomboyish girl featured.
The story begins with a small girl, her dog and their nice red canoe. Our little snippet decides to take a canoe trip and her dog asks if he might to along. "You bet," I said. A trip for two - just me and you." This is when the story starts getting very, very good. First came a rather chubby Beaver who stopped his chewing and asks if he might come to. Despite the protest of the girl and her dog, "There's not much room. It's a one-dog canoe," the beaver hops aboard.
This is one of those progressive works and the trio is shortly joined by a loon, a wolf, a bear, a moose and finally, the straw that broke the camels back...a FROG! The result is pretty predictable and absolutely hilarious.
The authors rhyming meter coupled with some of the best and funniest illustrations I have ever seen in this type of book make the entire work a complete winner. They facial expressions of the little girl and the animals will bring a grin to the adults face and giggles from the little ones. Look closely when reading the one and note the little things like the wolf and loon raiding the food basket. After the disaster of the overloaded canoe, we have a wonderful ending..."I set off that evening as the Northern Lights grew....just me and my pal in a one-dog canoe."
This book was first published in 2003 and it one that I do hope is not lost. This book makes a great group read along with a one on one. It is certainly a work that needs to be added to your child's library...or at the very least checked from the library.
I do highly recommend this one