Hondo & Fabian

Hondo & Fabian

Book - 2002
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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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002
ISBN: 9780805063523
Branch Call Number: E MCC
Characteristics: [33] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Hondo and Fabian


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Sep 13, 2016

I love McCarty's gift for understatement, especially when his words say one thing and the picture tells a different and funnier story. His art in this book, and Fabian Escapes, is done in a soft style but has the right amount of energy for the story. And this cat and dog's adventures and misadventures will ring true for anyone who's ever lived with pets.

Sep 03, 2004

The warm colored, fuzzy pictures that accompany this story about a dog who goes to the beach and a cat that stays home captures the mood perfectly. Hondo gets a real doggy kind of day with his canine friend, while Fabian must make his own fun. In each case humor and friendship are captured completely. Anyone who has pets will love the expressions that each of the characters make as they have their day!

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