Monday, January 7, 2013

Boot & Shoe


Boot & Shoe
by Marla Frazee

Boot and Shoe are practically twin dogs.  Born into the same litter, they live in the same house, eat out of the same bowl, sleep in the same bed.  But during the daytime, Boot is a back porch kind of dog, and spends his days there in the old easy chair. Shoe, on the other hand, is a front porch kind of dog and spends his days in the boingy medal chair near the front door, watching the world go by.  But when a troublemaking squirrel enters the mix the resulting chase leaves Boot breathless and bewildered on the front porch and Shoe dazed and confused on the back porch. But where is Shoe? Boot wonders.  And where is Boot? wonders Shoe.  Their resulting (and vain) attempts to find each either should leave children laughing their little faces off, comforted when all (finally) ends well. Marla Frazee exhibits her usual brilliance in a surefire Caldecott contender.

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