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One-Dog Canoe

Mary Casanova; Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Square Fish

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.”

When a girl and her dog set out on a canoe trip together, they’re expecting a quiet afternoon for two. Then a beaver decides to join them, even when the girl protests that “It’s a one-dog canoe.” And when a loon, and a wolf, and a bear, and a moose all ask for a ride, it’s almost too much. But they all manage to fit in this one-dog canoe—until a frog comes along. . . .

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Praise for One-Dog Canoe

“Rhyming text sets a buoyant tone, as do debut artist Hoyt’s lively illustrations. . . . Readers will happily embark on this animated excursion.”—Publishers Weekly

“A girl sets out on a canoe ride and is joined by her dog, then a variety of animal passengers. . . . Hoyt, in his children’s book debut, plays with perspective . . . [while] Casanova’s rhyming text employs a familiar cumulative twist as each animal requests a ride.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A lively rhyming text and wry sense of humor take a wide-eyed, ponytailed little girl and her dog on an adventurous trip down the river. . . . Their inevitable big splash will surely elicit giggles.”—School Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mary Casanova; Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

  • Mary Casanova is the author of several novels and picture books including The Hunter, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a winner of the Minnesota Book Award, and Dog Watch, a series of books for early readers. She lives in Ranier, Minnesota. Ard Hoyt is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. He’s also the illustrator of I’m a Manatee by John Lithgow and Saying Goodbye to Lulu, an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award winner by Corinne Demas. He lives in Mesa, Arizona. The next book from Ms. Casanova and Mr. Hoyt will be The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town, published by FSG in Spring 2011.
  • Mary Casanova
  • Ard Hoyt
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One-Dog Canoe

Mary Casanova; Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

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