MOE THE DOG IN TROPICAL PARADISE by Diane Stanley

MOE THE DOG IN TROPICAL PARADISE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A couple of illustrators with wide-ranging talents-- Stanley's elegant prize-winning biographies include Good Queen Bess (1990), while Primavera created Gauch's feisty Christina Katerina--form a new comedy team. Weary of winter, friends Moe and Arlene yearn for the tropics, but travel prices are out of sight. Undaunted, Moe sets to work and builds a beach in his own house, complete with sand, pool, gorgeous palm-studded backdrop, bananas, and pineapples. Summoned to bring her swim suit, Arlene is surprised and enchanted, and the two spend a blissful vacation. Next year, Egypt: ``We'll save the sand.'' Using the relaxed, breezy style that was so effective for her Ralph's Frozen Tale (1991), Primavera captures the canine friends' warmth and energy while imaginatively elaborating Stanley's lighthearted tale about making do, with panache. Just the story to share on a bleak wintry day--or to spark creative play. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22127-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1992




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