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Caldecott Honor Book
ISBN: 978031236747340 Pages, Ages 3-6
Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.
" Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!"
Hondo will have an adventure.
Fabian will stay home.
A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun?
Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.
Hondo and Fabian is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and Notable Children's Book of the Year, and a 2003 Caldecott Honor Book.
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year, NYT Best Illustrated BOTY, ALA Notable Children's Books, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, Caldecott Honor Book, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Parents' Choice Award Winner
Praise for Hondo and Fabian
“The spare, spot-on text is the perfect complement to the artist's warm and satisfying soft-focus artwork.” —School Library Journal
“The basic language allows children to elaborate on the story from their own experience and imagination. The large type size means this book will function well as a transitional book as your child starts to recognize words and practices reading. Parents will enjoy the vintage feel of Peter McCarty's exquisite pencil illustrations while children will respond to the loveable animals.” —Armchair Interviews