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Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
What do you do when you have a week off in blustery January but you can't afford to go to the beach? If you're Moe the Dog, you bring the beach up north! "The perfect cure for the winter doldrums, with two expressively rendered characters that kids wouldn't mind meeting again." — "Booklist" "This blithesome tale of canine ingenuity offers midwinter warmth to those who begi ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Puffin (first published 1992)
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Anne Hendricks
Feb 19, 2016 Anne Hendricks rated it it was amazing
Moe the Dog In Tropical Paradise by Diane Stanley was my #1 winter book I adored to read in storytime as a librarian - but today, I took it apart as a kids lit author... And found myself smiling.

Arlene and Moe are not happy in the winter weather. Oh, the weather is cold - and it's horrible! They can't afford a trip to a tropical paradise, devoid of winter's chill and snow, but Moe gets an idea: he'll create tropical paradise! With some ingenuity and hard work, he does it - and Arlene enjoys the
We all love Moe. Here's the fun thing: Moe and his friend Darlene have homes and blue collar jobs, but they're pretty broke. They're aren't that many books that combine the adult freedom of movement with the children's experience of not being able to do something, in this case, to take a vacation away from the cold.

I added this to my art shelf because of one spread: it's two pages of all the little houses in the snow. One of my kids came home from school one day and had seen the original of that
Apr 02, 2015 Siomara rated it it was amazing
He couldn't afford going to the beach but he sure created his own paradise to enjoy!
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Jan 27, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it
A canine twist on the lemonade from lemons adage - but fun nonetheless.
Kena Kump
Dec 12, 2010 Kena Kump rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Very cute book and I loved it, being a dog lover myelf. They take a unhappy winter day and turn it into one filled with sunshine. The dog creates his own island, how clever!!
Next to "Randy Dandy's Lions" this was my second favorite of all the picture books I read. Maybe because I miss my dogs back in Washington.
Feb 13, 2013 Debra rated it really liked it
The power of imagination is a wonderful thing. Loved the idea of making a pretend Paradise. In fact I intend to try it ourselves. Winter won't get me down!
Dailey Baker
Mar 01, 2011 Dailey Baker rated it it was amazing
Adorable book with wonderful message of making paradise (enjoying yourself) wherever you are.
Oct 14, 2008 Maria rated it it was amazing
One of the best books of all time!
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