Hondo & Fabian


Hondo and Fabian

by Peter McCarty

A charming title about the daily happenings and amusements of two household pets-- Hondo the dog and Fabian the cat. The text is minimal and simple enough for early readers.  

Fans of Peter McCarty will love Hondo & Fabian! You don't have to be a pet lover to adore this charming slice-of-life title.

Peter McCarty's soft palette and gentle feel make it a great quiet time read. Be prepared for kids to want to imagine aloud what their own pets experience each day while they are gone.


Awards Won

  - Caldecott Honor 2003
  - American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2003
  - New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year
  - Parents' Choice Award Winner
  - Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year

Reading Levels
Interest Level: PreS-Gr. 1        DRA Level:  12               Lexile Measure: 180L      
Grade Equivalent: 1.4              Guided Reading: G

See inside
Below are two sample pages from inside Hondo & Fabian.  See what we mean about "soft palette and gentle, slice-of-life feel.' This book doesn't have much action...and it doesn't need it!  If you like this book, you may want to check out McCarty's adorable book Henry in Love.


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