Synopses & Reviews
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, theyre expecting a quiet afternoon for two. Then a beaver decides to join them, even when the girl protests that “Its a one-dog canoe.” And when a loon, and a wolf, and a bear, and a moose all ask for a ride, its almost too much. But they all manage to fit in this one-dog canoe—until a frog comes along. . . .
“Rhyming text sets a buoyant tone, as do debut artist Hoyts 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 childrens book debut, plays with perspective . . . [while] Casanovas 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
Sometimes - the more the merrierI 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
Bouncy rhyming text and exuberant illustrations highlight the funny antics ofa girl and her dog who get several unexpected passengers in their canoe. Fullcolor.
Sometimesthe more the merrier.
Sometimes—the more the merrier.
About the Author
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. Hes also the illustrator of Im a Manatee by John Lithgow and Saying Goodbye to Lulu, an ASPCA Henry Bergh Childrens 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.