by Mônica Carnesi
illustrated by Mônica Carnesi
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Source: We Give Books
On a cold winter day, a curious dog wanders onto a frozen river, and before he knows it he is traveling fast on a sheet of ice. Many people try to help, but the dog can not be reached. Finally, after two nights and 75 miles, the little dog is saved by a ship out in the Baltic Sea.
(synopsis from Goodreads)
I remember hearing about this story a couple of years ago. As a dog lover, it intrigued me. It would make an interesting basis for a great picture book. Unfortunately, this book wasn't what I was looking for.
Yes, it is a picture book intended for a young audience. However, I found the language much too simplistic, and almost condescending. And when I read a picture book, I want great illustrations. The pictures here were nothing special, and I wasn't impressed.
Overall, I'd probably never read this again, and I doubt I'd want to give it to a child. This version didn't do the original captivating story justice at all.
Overall: 2.4 out of 5