Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach / Edition 1

Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach / Edition 1

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by Lisa Balaam, Steven Balaam
     
 

ISBN-10: 141961004X

ISBN-13: 9781419610042

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Balaam Books

While Mr. and Mrs. B. work through the day, their precocious puppy Abbey ventures around Miami Beach visiting her friends and experiencing the special lessons each one shares with her. Abbey's adventure ultimately leads her to the water's edge, where Carlos the Crab and Danny the Dolphin try to help Abbey secure a special surprise for Mr. B. Suddenly, a storm

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While Mr. and Mrs. B. work through the day, their precocious puppy Abbey ventures around Miami Beach visiting her friends and experiencing the special lessons each one shares with her. Abbey's adventure ultimately leads her to the water's edge, where Carlos the Crab and Danny the Dolphin try to help Abbey secure a special surprise for Mr. B. Suddenly, a storm approaches, and Abbey must find her way back to her family before the wind and rain carry her away!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419610042
Publisher:
Balaam Books
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ABBEY THE CAVI is an obvious work of love by new writer Lisa Balaam who obviously equally loves her own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on whom this book is based: in many ways the book seems to be a promotional piece for introducing the world to this particular breed of dog. But all that aside the antics and adventures of the title character are mixed with reality, some straightforward psychological lessons (Balaam is a psychologist by training), and enough make believe friends to sustain an easily entertained child during repeated readings. The style of writing (everything must rhyme no matter how tangentially) is rather singsong and many children like that rhythm. The illustrations by Joe Palmisano do well in depicting Abbey and her pelican, seagull, crab and dolphin friends (this man obviously understands cartoon illustration), but the backgrounds utilize photographic inserts that are tedious and less than successful. The design of the book is weak. But for a little romp of a children's story it reads well enough. One can only regret that the book had not been so self-serving on the part of the Balaams - it gets in the way.