One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova with pictures by Ard Hoyt

One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova with pictures by Ard Hoyt

I set off one morning in my little red canoe.

My dog wagged his tail.

“Can I come, too?”

It’s a perfect day to explore the lake for a young girl and her dog. They’ve got snacks, paddles, and life jackets--everything a One-Dog Canoe needs. The only problem is, they’re having such a good time that soon all the critters in the lake want to join them.

This is a good book for lap-reading or storytime. As each creature—beaver, loon, wolf, bear and moose—insists on hitching a ride, that little red canoe gets very full. The pictures by Ard Hoyt fill the page with jouncing, rollicking action. Kids can guess where the story is going, but that doesn’t make the journey any less fun.

It is an excellent choice for giggly kids who love the outdoors, animals, and imagining the kind of fun to be had in a One-Dog Canoe.