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One-Dog Canoe

One-Dog Canoe

Mary Casanova; Pictures by Ard Hoyt

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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!

Reviews

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; Pictures by Ard Hoyt

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. One-Dog Canoe is his first book. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Mary Casanova

Ard Hoyt

Ard Hoyt

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