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One Dog Canoe

One Dog Canoe

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When the impish blonde heroine of Mary Casanova's One-Dog Canoe sets out for a paddle around the lake, she intends to have just one animal along for the ride: her dog. The two canoe companionably for a time, gliding past pine trees, ducks, fish, and frogs. Then a beaver on the bank asks if he can join them. The girl protests politely--"It's a one-dog canoe"--but the beaver scrambles in anyway and finds a seat comfortably near the picnic basket. The girl's credibility is lost. Soon the three are joined by a loon, a wolf, a bear, and a moose, and finally a frog hoping for a dry ride.

Casanova's rhythmic rhymes and onomatopoeic sound effects ("Swoosh-a-bang flop!" as the canoe finally capsizes) add charm to the familiar story pattern, and the lengthening refrain "It's a one-moose, one-bear, one-wolf, one-loon, one-beaver, one-dog canoe!" will be fun for children to chant. Ard Hoyt's winning pencil and watercolor illustrations bring all the characters to life. The look of satisfaction on the beaver's face when he first sits down and the girl's growing indignation and alarm are especially giggle-worthy. (Ages 4 to 8) --Jennifer Lindsay

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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: One-Dog Canoe
Author(s): Mary Casanova
ISBN: 0-374-35638-6 / 978-0-374-35638-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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June 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: One Dog Canoe
Author(s): Mary Casanova
ISBN: 0-7894-2582-3 / 978-0-7894-2582-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dk Pub (T)
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: One-Dog Canoe
Author(s): Mary Casanova
ISBN: 0-312-56118-0 / 978-0-312-56118-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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