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Fabian Escapes by Peter McCarty
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Fabian Escapes

by Peter McCarty

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I accidentally read this one before the first in the "series," but no matter. I loved the way it bounced back and forth between the adventures of the cat and those of the dog. They have much different days, but in the end they wind up exactly where they belong.

I adore the art style, which brings these characters to life. ( )
  katekintail | Jun 3, 2017 |
Peter McCarty, whose Hondo & Fabian was chosen as a Caldecott Honor Book in 2003, returns to the story of that adorable feline/canine duo here, chronicling another day in their lives. While it is Hondo who has the adventure, in the first book, as Fabian remains at home with the family baby, here we see Fabian making a break for it, and escaping out the window, while Hondo stays behind. As feline Fabian confronts some "neighbors," in the form of a trio of dogs eager to play a game of chase, Hondo finds himself "playing" dress-up with the baby. At the end of the day, however (just as in the first book), the pair are reunited...

I simply love Peter McCarty's artwork, and Fabian Escapes only increased that feeling! Done in pencil, on watercolor paper, these illustrations have a soft, luminous quality to them, that makes them a pleasure to peruse. Hondo and Fabian are as charming here as in their first adventure, and the interaction of text and image - simple sentences paired with large, appealing artwork - is as successful. All in all, a lovely picture-book, perfect for the preschool set! ( )
1 vote AbigailAdams26 | Apr 18, 2013 |
This book is a sequel to "Hondo and Fabian." However, in this book, Hondo, the dog, stays home while, Fabian, the cat, sneaks out of the house and has an adventure outside! Reading it after "Hondo and Fabian" allowed it to serve as a wonderful followup adventure. ( )
  klledet | Sep 4, 2012 |
I LOVE Peter McCarty's art --- everything is so soft and rounded. The story is cute, but the illustrations are what really make this book amazing. ( )
  Naberius | Apr 10, 2009 |
pretty pictures
  Kaethe | May 22, 2008 |
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Caldecott Honor–winning Hondo and Fabian are back!
The award-winning cat and dog duo returns for another set of adventures. This time, Hondo stays home while Fabian goes outside. Seen from a cat-and-dog’s-eye view, an ordinary day is elevated to an exciting new level.

Peter McCarty’s simple text and signature lush watercolor-and-pencil illustrations make it clear that wherever these two furry friends go, mischief is sure to follow!
 
Fabian Escapes is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:43 -0400)

While Hondo the dog stays home and enjoys his usual pursuits, Fabian the cat escapes out the window and has many adventures.

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