Albert, the Dog Who Liked to Ride in Taxis written by Cynthia Zarin and illustrated by Pierre Pratt is a wonderful story about Albert, a dachshund, whose favorite thing in the whole world is to ride in taxis. Albert has a mischievous adventure throughout a metropolitan city as he jumps in and out of taxis with different people and runs across some of his dog friends. He eventually winds up at the airport, where he runs in to his owner, Mr. Crabtree, who has just returned from a business trip. Mr. Crabtree is thrilled and surprised that Albert has "come across town on his own" to meet him at the airport. The story ends with Albert and Mr. Crabtree on a taxi ride home.
The acrylic illustrations are chunky, vibrant and detailed. The taxi cabs have dice in the mirror and advertisements on their roofs. Hortense is a huffy pink poodle with a large red bow as her collar. The illustration with traffic bumper to bumper bridge across a waterway is reminiscent of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
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