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FRANK AND IZZY SET SAIL by Laura McGee Kvasnosky


by Laura McGee Kvasnosky & illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: April 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7636-2146-3
Publisher: Candlewick

Opposites may not always attract, but their differences can bring out the best in each other’s qualities. Frank Bear is shy, cautious, a bit introverted, and reluctant to make new friends or try new things. Izzy Rabbit is alternately friendly, adventurous, vibrant, and ready to live a little dangerously in order to explore. When Izzy interrupts Frank’s quiet, peaceful afternoon of ukulele practice to invite him on an overnight sailing and camping trip, her insistence succeeds, and with nervous foresight for every possible kind of occurrence, Frank packs a week’s worth of supplies to join Izzy. Grateful for Frank’s readiness when she returns to the campsite with a wounded paw, Izzy accepts first-aid and a warm meal. Mixed-media of pencil, watercolor, and crayon paint a complete view of this gentle friendship story accentuating the particular attributes of each character and how their budding relationship allows them to grow and learn from each other. Even text and natural dialogue reflect an understanding and acceptance that serves well as an example for true camaraderie. Sweet-tempered and affable. (Picture book. 4-7)