In the Red Canoe
by Leslie A. Davidson, ills. Laura Bifano
Pub Date 03 Mar 2020
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Fish and herons, turtles and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads—a multitude of wonders enchant both the child narrator and any other nature lovers along for the ride in this tender, beautifully illustrated picture book. Baby ducklings ride their mama’s back; an osprey rises with a silver fish clutched in her talons; a loon cries in a star-flecked night. Rhythmic, rhyming quatrains carry the story forward in clean paddle strokes of evocative imagery.
In the Red Canoe celebrates the bond between grandparent and grandchild and invites nature lovers of all ages along for the ride.
“Quiet, reflective, and steadily paced, this reads aloud well. The rhymes are smooth...and the rhythm steady, with a nice surprise at the end...A pleasant, peaceful reminder of the wonders that can be found in the natural world, just right for bedtime.”—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] delicate and elegant tale...A beautiful introduction to nature that will succeed in storytimes and one-on-one readings alike.”—School Library Journal
“A warm story of intergenerational companionship and nature's everyday delights.”—Publishers Weekly