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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Hot! Hot! Hot! A Dog. A Parrot. And A Fountain. by Scott Ferrell is a beautiful story set in a small town in northern France. It is a heart-warming story of two friends, Gaston the dog and Gregorie the parrot. Gregorie comes to live with Mr. Marceau and Gaston when he becomes ill at the Paris Zoo. The story has an idyllic setting, beginning with how, every evening, Mr. Marceau, Gaston and little Gregorie go for walks in the flower gardens and the fruit orchard. As the summer becomes warmer, both these friends look for ways to keep themselves cool. The book is all about fun, mirth and friendship that will keep readers entertained.
Based on camaraderie and fun, the book is a great read for kids. It takes them on a trip along with Gaston and Gregorie and the deep and strong friendship they share with each other. The story has interesting sights, sounds and colors that give it a good feel and reach out to readers beautifully. The illustrations are simple and elegant and go well with the words. They give movement and life to the characters and story. What I found appealing about the book is the simplicity and elegance with which the author has described the friendship of Gaston and Gregorie and their times together, along with Mr. Marceau. It is an excellent story book for kids. They will definitely enjoy this charming story of friendship, as well as the simple drawings.