Prepare to be charmed by the tale of two nearly identical rowdy pups. Boot (with black legs and paws) and Shoe (with black paws) are the kings of their suburban fortress. Boot rules the back porch, while Shoe rules the front. When a squirrel interrupts their domestic bliss, the beleaguered brothers are separated by a dizzying chase, and in their confusion must suffer their first night apart.
Boot & Shoe is part existential drama, part goofy bromance. Leave it to author/illustrator Marla Frazee and her uproarious illustrations to dig up the most coveted treasure around — a great picture book.
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