LaRue Across America: Postcards from The Vacation

LaRue Across America: Postcards from The Vacation

The adventure continues with Ike LaRue and his owner, Mrs. LaRue, as they set out on a vacation. Their vacation plans quickly change from taking a cruise to hitting the road with the neighbor’s two cats.  Ike keeps the cat’s owner up to date as he journals his postcards to her while she recovers from her heat exhaustion in the hospital. Ike does not like it one bit that the cats are traveling with them.  Ike’s witty and charming messages are coming across loud and clear! As they travel across America can they all survive in the same car? Read to see what really saves this trip from becoming a disaster. You will be surprised!!

40 pages 978-0439915021 Ages 4-8

Recommended by Deborah McLaughlin, Librarian, Pennsylvania, USA

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Bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator Mark Teague makes readers laugh aloud when LaRue goes on vacation with Mrs. Hibbins's cats!

Ike's plans for a peaceful cruise with Mrs. LaRue are thwarted when their neighbor, Mrs. Hibbins, falls suddenly ill from heat stroke. Mrs. LaRue suggests that she and Ike care for her cats while Mrs. Hibbins is in the hospital, inviting them along on the cruise. But cats aren't allowed, and Mrs. LaRue decides to take them all on a week's vacation of road-tripping.

Ike begs and begs for bus fare in his letters to Mrs. Hibbins, but why does she not respond? ---from the publisher

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