This Candlewick Sparks title offers newly independent readers the chance to experience early fiction from one of today’s most talented author-and-illustrator teams. Houndsley loves to canoe. Catina loves to ride bikes. But when Houndsley takes Catina out canoeing, she chatters the whole time, drowning out the sounds Houndsley loves, like the call of birds or the plink and plunk of the paddles. And when Catina wants to go biking, Houndsley balks at going. What is wrong with Catina? And what is wrong with Houndsley? From the creators of the E. B. White Read Aloud winner Houndsley and Catina comes another adventure about a charming pair of friends.
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A sweetly engaging story…energetic watercolors brim with personality and humor. —Kirkus Reviews
With an engaging story, wonderful illustrations, and memorable characters, this title will be a real treat for children who are learning how to read on their own. —Looking Glass Review
Illustrations glow with warmth and good spirits…an encouraging book on overcoming fears. —Booklist
The message is clear. With the support of true friends a person can overcome just about any obstacle or hurdle... This might open up an interesting dialogue. —BookLoons Reviews
An excellent book that teaches the value of friends and how they can help a person overcome a secret fear, this is always a great story for beginning readers. —SBParent.com