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Louey the rabbit and Frank the bear share an argumentative friendship, never agreeing on anything. When they embark on a sea journey in Carolyn White's The Adventure of Louey and Frank, the trip is sometimes funny and sometimes scary. Sailing away on a boat that consists of two shoes tied together and a sock for a sail, Frank and Louey come upon something big, blue, and humpy in the middle of the sea. They can't agree on what it is; Louey says it's a rock, Frank thinks it's a whale. The identity of the big blue hump is made clear with the presence of a blowhole and an eye, but it quickly becomes a moot point when Frank and Louey are caught in a storm and tossed into the sea.
Things look dire for the adventuresome duo, yet despite their inability to agree on anything, they manage to work together to survive. And in the end they finally do find some common ground, agreeing that their trip was quite an adventure. As a professional storyteller and folklorist, White gathers tales from all over Europe. The Adventure of Louey and Frank is based on one such tale, an Irish legend about how Saint Brendan and his monks camped on the back of a whale named Jasconius. Dronzek illustrates the tale with vibrant drawings that favor rich, jewel-like colors and provide for plenty of visual entertainment.