Hondo & Fabian
Hondo & Fabian
Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805063523, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 2002
Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.
"" Wake up, Hondo. Time to go ""
"Hondo will have an adventure."
"Fabian will stay home."
A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun?
Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.
"Hondo and Fabian" is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and Notable Children's Book of the Year, and a 2003 Caldecott Honor Book.
Peter McCarty has written and illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.
"The spare, spot-on text is the perfect complement to the artist's warm and satisfying soft-focus artwork."--School Library Journal "The basic language allows children to elaborate on the story from their own experience and imagination. The large type size means this book will function well as a transitional book as your child starts to recognize words and practices reading. Parents will enjoy the vintage feel of Peter McCarty’s exquisite pencil illustrations while children will respond to the loveable animals."--Armchair Interviews