Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise

Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise

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by Diane Stanley, Elise Primavera
     
 

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What do you do when you have a week off in blustery January but you can't afford to go to the beach? If you're Moe the Dog, you bring the beach up north! "The perfect cure for the winter doldrums, with two expressively rendered characters that kids wouldn't mind meeting again." — Booklist "This blithesome tale of canine ingenuity offers midwinter warmthSee more details below

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What do you do when you have a week off in blustery January but you can't afford to go to the beach? If you're Moe the Dog, you bring the beach up north! "The perfect cure for the winter doldrums, with two expressively rendered characters that kids wouldn't mind meeting again." — Booklist "This blithesome tale of canine ingenuity offers midwinter warmth to those who begin thinking of island getaways even before the first snowflakes fall." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Moe the mutt and his springer spaniel sidekick devise a cure for the midwinter blues. "This happy-go-lucky narrative suggests that life can indeed be a beach," said PW's starred review. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Stephanie Zvirin
Everywhere Moe the dog and his canine friend Arlene look there's something to remind them of the cold--the ice cream factory where they work, the snow piled high on the ground, even the double bill at the movies--"Polar Voyage" and "Whales of the Arctic". When the friends discover they can't afford a vacation at the beach, "Moe is not a happy dog." Then, he has an idea, and soon he's surrounded by tropical trees--though not quite in the venue he'd have preferred. Primavera's sturdy paintings capture the humor in the story--scruffy Moe weighed down by the winter blues, then ready to boogie in his luau shirt. And the sunny-colored double-spreads picturing Moe's vacation haven are a warm, happy contrast to blue-gray wintry outdoor scenes, every one dotted with large flakes of swirling snow. The perfect cure for the winter doldrums, with two expressively rendered characters that kids wouldn't mind meeting again. Perhaps they will when the dogs "visit" Egypt next year (they're saving this year's sand).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399221279
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/07/1992
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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