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by Stephen Huneck & illustrated by Stephen Huneck

Age Range: 2 - 7

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8109-7061-9
Publisher: Abrams

Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a “dog-friendly lodge” in a wintry mountain setting. Sally’s first-person narrative describes arriving at the lodge and meeting new canine companions, including two rescue dogs, as well as activities such as snowshoeing, snowboarding and skiing. When Sally tries to take a shortcut back to the lodge, she loses her way and has to be located by the rescue dog pair. The human owners are never shown directly, and the dogs get along quite well on their own, having their own fun and solving their own problems. The refreshingly simple text is hand-lettered at the bottom of each page, with just a couple of sentences per page. The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck’s distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)