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Boot & Shoe (edition 2012)

by Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

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Title:Boot & Shoe
Authors:Marla Frazee
Other authors:Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
Info:Beach Lane Books (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Farmington Public Library
Rating:****
Tags:cats, friends, friendship, picture books

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This is a simple story about two good dog friends that do everything together, eat sleep, pee except during the day one likes to sit on the front porch and one likes to sit on the back porch. This works well until one day a squirrel causes all sorts of havoc and the two dogs end up on the others porch. They sit and wait all day for the other one to return to the porch broken-hearted. They have almost given up hope in the morning when they separately go to their favorite tree to pee and lo and behold there they both are! The illustrations in the book are drawn with prismacolor pencil and gouache. They are realistic and the chase that the squirrel leads both dogs on is absolutely amazing! Readers of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale of friendship.
  Keinhorn | Mar 12, 2016 |
I really liked this book. Very cute story and charaters. ( )
  beanandboone | Mar 12, 2016 |
I found Boot and Shoe to be a very charming book about love and friendship. I really enjoyed the design of the book. The vignettes that were used for the illustrations really helped to make the book more intimate, while at the same time modeling the close friendship that these two dogs shared. I also observed that, because there were two main characters in this book, and the author wanted to highlight their similarities, she chose to illustrate their identical actions right next to each other on the same or facing page. I felt that this helped to convey the emotions of the book, whether it was a comedic part, as in when the squirrel was in the face of each dog, or a sad moment, like when Boot and Shoe each went around the house looking for each other at the same time, and therefore failing to find one another.
All in all, this book is definitely one that I would like to share, and I am interested in looking into more of Frazee's books. ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Jan 29, 2016 |
Boot and Shoe are best friends and they do everything together. One day, as the assume their designated spot on the front and back porch, a squirrel begins to bother them. The dogs run all around and end up on opposite porches. They wait for each other and grow very sad. After a sleepless night of waiting, both dogs have to pee and are reunited. They decide to go to bed, together.
  whitacre | Jan 24, 2016 |
This book was very cute and I really liked the penciled drawings which were more on the realistic side but still fun. Boot & Shoe displayed a good example of keeping friends close but also embracing solitude and enjoying some alone time. The part where Boot & Shoe chase the squirrel was the funniest part of the story due to the illustrations. ( )
  knorthway | Jan 9, 2016 |
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Boot and Shoe are dogs that live in the same house, eat from the same bowl, and sleep in the same bed but spend their days on separate porches until a squirrel mixes things up.

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