Synopses & Reviews
What would you do with...
12 leaping lords,
22 dancing ladies,
40 gold rings,
36 calling birds,
30 French hens,
22 turtle doves,
and 12 partridges in pear trees?
In this playful companion to Hilary Knight's The Owl and the Pussy-cat the presents never stop. When Bedelia Bear is faced with an accumulation of holiday offerings from her sweetheart, Benjamin, she turns her gifts into a very special event that everyone is able to share.
A new generation of readers will delight as Benjamin Bear delivers a Christmas fantasyland that his sweetheart will never forget. One amazing illustrator celebrates holiday sharing in grand style in this new take on a time-honored Christmas melody. Full color.
About the Author
began his career as a book illustrator in collaboration with Kay Thompson, producing in quick succession Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime,
and Eloise in Moscow,
and then with Lee Bennett Hopkins, Side by Side
and Happy Birthday.
His own books include Where's Wallace?
and the recent reissue of Hilary Knight's The Owl and the Pussy-cat,
based on the poem by Edward Lear. He is a contributing artist for Vanity Fair
magazine, living and working in New York City and Long Island, not far from Roslyn, where it all began.