Hondo & Fabian

by McCarty, Peter.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E McCa
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers wire rac J E McC
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je Mc
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A dog named Hondo is going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-5. Hondo is a dog, and Fabian is a cat. As the family pets, they get along just fine, but their lives are quite different. Hondo gets to go to the beach; Fabian has to stay home, though he still manages to have some fun. Little ones will enjoy following Hondo as he runs through the waves, and Fabian, who makes his own good times by playing with the little girl of the house and unrolling the toilet paper. McCarty's staccato text, one line to a page, captures a lot of action in a few words, but it is the pencil-on-watercolor-paper art that makes this so arresting. Each carefully shaded picture, in muted tones, has a smooth, solid look that is quite different from the art seen in numerous other picture books, where cartoons often reign supreme. The pictures here are sophisticated by comparison, but they have just as much child appeal as more raucous artwork. In addition, the message about making fun where one finds it is worth hearing. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An amiable showcase for McCarty's (Little Bunny on the Move) distinctive pencil art, this day-in-the-life tale centers on a dog and cat who live with a family, the only member of which readers see is a cherubic toddler referred to as "the baby." The plot is not long on action: pooch Hondo climbs into the family car (its vintage sets the tale in the 1930s or '40s) and travels to the beach, where he romps with a canine pal. Feline Fabian stays at home "to play with the baby." As the dogs "dive in the waves," the cat "dives for the door" (trying to escape the youngster's clutches). These quiet contrasts end with the winding down of the day: the dog's return, when he and the cat eat dinner from their respective bowls and, "full and fat," retire to their favorite resting spots. The minimalist narrative sets off the richness of the pictures, viewed as if through a scrim. Colors soften to a candlelit palette, enhancing the warm, nostalgic mood for an effect at once ingenuous and sophisticated. Ages 3-9. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2003
Other Titles Hondo and Fabian
Language English
Notes "This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--[P. 4] of cover.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2003
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0439584396
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