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Random House, Inc Guido's Gondola

Guido spends his days shuttling tourists along the waterways of Venice in a small gondola. The kindhearted, young rat enjoys the simple pleasures of his world--until his eyes are opened to the possibilities of all that could be accomplished with a larger, faster vessel. As Guido is persuaded to acquire bigger and better boats, life becomes increasingly complicated. Just how far will he go in his search for true satisfaction? You and your child will giggle your way through this enchanting story of a small rat with a big heart who learns the hard way that it's the little joys of life that matter most. Recommended for ages 3 to 8.
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Date:July 11, 2005
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Glenda Schoonmaker
The most likable rat in Venice has to be Guido. Guido is the owner of a little gondola which everyone loves to ride. With his huge heart and expressive eyes, Guido thrives on making others happy. Yet, little bit by little bit, he begins listening to a few peoples advice as they insist bigger is always better. Children will be delighted as they follow Guido because as each page is turned, they know before Guido does the trouble hes heading into. But, it appears that Guido only listens to those that say bigger is better. The beautiful, water-color illustrations capture Guidos zest and aim to please. Guidos Gondola is a wonderful, morality tale of tranquility and peace versus greed. Though the message is obvious to adults, children will learn from the tale without even realizing a message is being taught. Children will be eager each time they listen to find out if 'bigger and better' really will make Guido happier.
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