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Houndsley and Catina (Hardcover)

Houndsley and Catina By James Howe, Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Howe, Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator)
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The subtle dance of friendship — from holding your tongue to knowing what to say — is played out in three sweetly humorous tales about an unlikely, likable pair.

Catina wants to be a famous writer. Houndsley is an excellent cook. Catina thinks Houndsley is a wonder. Houndsley thinks Catina is a very good friend. So what should Houndsley say about Catina’s seventy-four-chapter memoir? And can Catina find the right words of comfort for Houndsley after the big cooking contest fiasco? James Howe’s funny and endearing world of ginger tea, no-bean chili, and firefly watching is brought to life in cozy watercolors by Marie-Louise Gay in this tender chapter book about what it means to be friends.

About the Author

James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the much-lauded Bunnicula and its sequels.

Marie-Louise Gay is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books, including the Stella and Sam series.

Praise For…

The dog and cat exude emotion and motion in modest, vintage homes and beautiful outdoor settings. This intimate look at friendship is a welcome addition to series such as Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad.'
—School Library Journal

The lively, brisk writing is wonderfully extended in Gay’s airy watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, which keep the focus on the caring friends.

This charming trio of chapters implicitly testifies to the adage that opposites attract.
—Publishers Weekly

Pleasantly seasoned.
—Kirkus Reviews

Howe clearly has another winner with HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA

Gay’s swirling watercolor illustrations are a delight.
—The Advocate (Baton Rouge)

An animal tale both funny and wise.
—Washington Parent

Delightful . . . Marie-Louise Gay’s watercolors are sweet and cheery.
—Scholastic Parent & Child

Marie-Louise Gay’s illustrations are a joy.
—Waterbury Republican-American

The airy cartoons convey the humor of the simple narrative and the characters’ affectionate relationship.
—SLJ’s Curriculum Connections

Both friends love and support the other, and they come to the conclusion that doing what you love is important. Marie-Louise Gay’s soft watercolors…are gently humorous and endearing.
—Reading Today

A delightful and well-written introductory chapter book.
—Curled Up With A Good Kids’ Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763624040
ISBN-10: 0763624047
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 14th, 2006
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Houndsley and Catina