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Red Fox and His Canoe

by Nathaniel Benchley
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

One Potato Review

Rude bears, opportunistic otters and a johnny-come-lately raccoon, still it’s the moose who gets the final word: “It looked like a public canoe to me.” This is a story about the seat that always fill up next to you on the train, and the tall-headed guy who shows up at the last minute in front of you at the movies. On the positive side, there’s Red Fox’s father who walks us through the ABC’s of making a canoe, and the dream – nearly realized – of catching half-a-million fish. Simple, instructive and probably best suited to younger, less skeptical readers.

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