Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk by James Howe
A charming tale about paddling past fears with the help of true friends.
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, even though Bert says he wants to come along. What is wrong with Catina? And what is wrong with Houndsley? Luckily, with Bert’s help, they discover that the things you’re afraid of are easier to do with a good friend or two at your side.
James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the Houndsley and Catina series and the much lauded BUNNICULA and its sequels. He lives in New York State.
Marie-Louise Gay, illustrator of the Houndsley and Catina series, is the award-winning author and illustrator of many other titles, including RAINY DAY MAGIC and the Stella and Sam series. She lives in Montreal.