Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;If Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird are going to make it to their costume party, they simply must learn to agree! A bright and cheerful picture book about friendship and compromise.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hugo Hippo has a best bird. Bella Bird has a best hippo. They make a perfect pair, and they are going to the Fairy Tale Dress-Up party together, of course: Hugo will be the princess, and Bella will be the pea. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No, wait: andlt;iandgt;Bellaandlt;/iandgt; will be the princess, and andlt;iandgt;Hugoandlt;/iandgt; will be the peaand#8230;.No, the first way. No, the second way. Wait, now, andlt;iandgt;which andlt;/iandgt;way? If these two pals canand#8217;t agree on who will be the pea, their party plan will fall to pieces. But when a couple of surprise compromises lead to a new costume solution, Hugo and Bella learn that sometimes it feels better to make someone else happy than to get your own wayand#8212;and that when it comes to friendship, theyand#8217;re two peas in a pod.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Hugo and Bella mirror real-life give-and-take: Hippos and birds have symbiotic relationships in nature!andlt;/Bandgt;
From a cave in the forest
came a “MUNCH, MUNCH, CRUNCH!”
as Bear and his friends
all nibbled on their lunch.
Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch, when all of sudden…Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh, no! What can it be? It’s Bear’s first loose tooth! In the first Bear book in three years, Bear’s friends ease his concerns about his wiggly, wobbly tooth and help him understand that losing a baby tooth is perfectly natural. This funny and reassuring story with rhyming text from Karma Wilson and charming illustrations from Jane Chapman is a delight for kids of any age.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Ann Bonwillandlt;/bandgt; grew up in Maryland, surrounded by books. She started writing stories as soon as she could hold a crayon. The author of andlt;i andgt;I Donand#8217;t Want to Be a Peaandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;i andgt;I Am Not a Copycat!andlt;/iandgt;, Ann has lived in many places, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Frankfurt, Germany. She now lives in Virginia with her husband, young son, and a crazy Welsh corgi dog named Arthur.Simon Rickerty wrote and illustrated andlt;i andgt;Crayon andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The Peanutandlt;/iandgt;, and he also illustrated andlt;iandgt;I Donand#8217;t Want to Be a Pea andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;I Am Not a Copycat! andlt;/iandgt;He has a degree in art and design from the London College of Communication and earned a Masters Degree in illustration at the Royal College of Art. He lives in rural Bedfordshire, UK.