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About the Author
Mary Casanova is the author of several novels and picture books including The Hunter, a Booklist Editors' Choice and a winner of the Minnesota Book Award, and Dog Watch, a series of books for early readers. She lives in Ranier, Minnesota.Ard Hoyt is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. He's also the illustrator of I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow and Saying Goodbye to Lulu, an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award winner by Corinne Demas. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
"Rhyming text sets a buoyant tone, as do debut artist Hoyt's lively illustrations. . . . Readers will happily embark on this animated excursion." --Publishers Weekly
"A girl sets out on a canoe ride and is joined by her dog, then a variety of animal passengers. . . . Hoyt, in his children's book debut, plays with perspective . . . [while] Casanova's rhyming text employs a familiar cumulative twist as each animal requests a ride." --Kirkus Reviews
"A lively rhyming text and wry sense of humor take a wide-eyed, ponytailed little girl and her dog on an adventurous trip down the river. . . . Their inevitable big splash will surely elicit giggles." --School Library Journal