One-Dog Canoe (Paperback)

One-Dog Canoe By Mary Casanova, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator) Cover Image

One-Dog Canoe (Paperback)

By Mary Casanova, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)


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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. . . .

MARY CASANOVA's books include the popular One-Dog Canoe and The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town, both illustrated by Ard Hoyt. She lives near Ranier, Minnesota.

ARD HOYT has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling 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 Bentonville, Arkansas.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312561185
ISBN-10: 0312561180
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: May 26th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English

“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