Guido's Gondola

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WaterBrook Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
6 Reviews
Just How Much Is Enough?

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.

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

About appreciating the little things in life. Read full review

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User Review  - Davina - Goodreads

Good book about "what is important in life"--would be good to read to older kids. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Renee Riva has been writing humorous stories about animals ever since she was a child. A former greeting card writer as well as a speaker for women’s groups, Renee has written for Guideposts and Catholic Family Magazine. She shares her secrets for story starters at Young Author events, helping to spark the imagination of young minds. Renee and her husband, Gary, live in Gig Harbor, Washington, with their three daughters, and any stray critters that happen to wander onto their property.

Steve Björkman has been creating illustrations for greeting cards, magazines, and advertising for more than twenty-five years. He has illustrated more than seventy children’s books, including Good Night, Little One and The Flyaway Kite. The first book he illustrated, Aliens for Breakfast, won the Texas Bluebonnet Award and was made into a TV movie. Steve and his wife are the parents of three children, and they live in Irvine, California, with a dog, a cat, and a desert tortoise who is always looking for a way to sneak out of the yard.

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