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Houndsley and Catina - (Candlewick Sparks (Quality)) by James Howe (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 36

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Series Title: Candlewick Sparks (Quality)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Friendship

Author: James Howe

Language: English

Street Date: April 9, 2013
TCIN: 76952444
UPC: 9780763666385
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-9058


Delicate watercolors capture the delight of a wintry day, and Howe's on-target portrayal of friends who get along despite bumps along the way make this special.

These endearing characters shine in this gentle and reflective read.
--Kirkus Reviews

Gentle, whimsical humor.
--School Library Journal, starred review

Illustrations glow with warmth and good spirits...an encouraging book on overcoming fears.

The lively, brisk writing is wonderfully extended in Gay's airy watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, which keep the focus on the caring friends.

Published in beginning-reader format, this gentle story will appeal to children's compassion as well as their sense of humor. Though the setting is a cold, sometimes-bleak autumn, Gay's pencil, watercolor, and collage artwork glows with warmth, style, and quiet pizzazz. An appealing book for independent readers in the early grades, the story will also make a good fall read-aloud for preschool classes.

A warm, gently humorous, makes-you-smile-all-over depiction of best friendship...here's hoping there are more adventures ahead for this cat and dog duo.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Read this with a beginning reader before that first beautiful and sometimes frustrating snow day.
--Chicago Tribune

A sweetly engaging story...energetic watercolors brim with personality and humor.
--Kirkus Reviews

This charming trio of chapters implicitly testifies to the adage that opposites attract.
--Publishers Weekly

Delightful . . . Marie-Louise Gay's watercolors are sweet and cheery.
--Scholastic Parent & Child

Gay's soft watercolor-and-pencil illustrations with collage details are fun and lighthearted, and scenes are filled with activity and assorted sweet-looking animals. The ratio between text and pictures will appeal to new readers.
--School Library Journal

An animal tale both funny and wise.
--Washington Parent

Watercolor vignettes of cozy domestic interiors give way to expansive snowy vistas... third entry in a series that calls to mind the enduring friendship between Arnold Lobel's famous Frog and Toad
--Washington Post

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