Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee (2012)

The zenith of this book was when the squirrel threw something at the dogs.  It kind of looked like the squirrel vomited at the dogs, which is grosser and funnier, and I imagine some 9 year old boy thought the same thing.

The dogs look suspiciously like cats.  I thought they were cats until Frazee helpfully told us that they were dogs.

You know in the last Harry Potter when Harry and Hermione spend a huge chunk of the book doing nothing but waiting and complaining and traveling around aimlessly?  Boot & Shoe is that in miniature.

Boot and ShoeBoot and Shoe by Marla Frazee
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was merely okay, mostly because of the squirrel.  The squirrel is the zenith of the book, and everything was the doldrums after that.  You know that part in the last Harry Potter where Harry and Hermione spend an inordinate amount of time doing nothing, wandering around aimlessly, arguing and moping?  That's what this book felt like, only in miniature.  Thank god Frazee told us the species of Boot and Shoe; they look suspiciously like cats.  I usually like Marla Frazee books, but this one just didn't float my boat.  Except for the page with the squirrel.  That squirrel, like all squirrels, is perfectly lovely sass on the page.

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