Synopses & Reviews
Ben and Bear do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben tells Bear a bedtime story and Bear snuggles with Ben until he falls asleep.
The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special, from morning till night.
Praise for Ben Loves Bear
"Theirs is a soft, comforting world of cereal and honey breakfasts, hide and seek, and quiet bedtime reading. McPhailand#8217;s quiet, pastelhued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear."
and#151;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need."
and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"McPhailand#8217;s classic watercolor style creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere that will resonate with youngsters."
and#151;School Library Journal
"McPhail gives readers an intimate view of the friendship between a small boy and his stuffed (but very active) bear. No adults appear the only other character is a bluebird that pops up occasionally. McPhail's prose is stripped to the bare essentials, gently rocking back and forth between the friends: 'Ben tickles Bear. Bear laughs. Bear does tricks. Ben laughs, too.' Theirs is a soft, comforting world of cereal and honey breakfasts, hide and seek, and quiet bedtime reading. McPhail's quiet, pastel-hued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear. Ages 2 4. Agent: Faith Hamlin, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andquot;A sweet addition to a winning series.andquot;
andquot;Another tender and thoroughly comforting story of friendship between a child and a (sentient) stuffed animal.andquot;
Peter and Penguin wake up to snow on the ground and immediately get bundled up to play outside. After making snowballs and a snowman and enjoying the perfect winter day together, they return inside to warm up and share some cocoa.
In this companion to Ben Loves Bear and Bella Loves Bunny, the youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal, and how this sweet friendship makes each day special.
Praise for Peter Loves Penguin
andquot;Gentle, soft-hued watercolor illustrations and sparse but sweet text contribute to this tender tale of friendship.andquot;
--School Library Journal
Waddles the raccoon loves to eat. In fact, he eats so much that his usual walk has turned into a waddle.
He also loves to spend time with his best friend, Emily the duck, and together they like to go swimming for fish. One day Emily asks Waddles if he could do her a big favor and sit on her unhatched eggs while she takes a swim. The very cuddly Waddles is happy to oblige, but he gets a big surprise when the ducklings begin to hatch! Waddles soon finds himself very attached to the family of ducklings and worries about what will happen when they have to fly south for the winter.and#160;
Waddles introduces a lovable new character in a story with a timely message about what truly matters in life, for friendship and love are the only things that can really make someone and#8220;full.and#8221;
New York Times
bestselling illustrator David McPhail has crafted a timeless tale of friendship in the tradition of such classics as Frog and Toad
. Budgie and Boo
introduces two new lovable characters who will charm the youngest readers with their humor and high jinks!
Morning, noon, and night, Budgie and Boo work in their gardens, have adventures, and solve problems for each otherand#8212;from fixing a leaky roof to fixing breakfastand#8212;because thatand#8217;s what best friends are for. Together they learn that even if they lose their way, friendship is all they need to get through the day.
About the Author
David McPhail began drawing at a very young age. Today he is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Budgie and Boo, Water Boy, and When Sheep Sleep, which Booklist called a "charming bedtime story." He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.