Synopses & Reviews
Fans of Max and Ruby and Ladybug Girl will love spending a day at the beach with Caterina!
Caterina is a little brown bird with a penchant for planning, so when she and her little brother, Leo, spend the day at the beach, she makes sure to bring along everything theyll need to have a perfect summer day. Leos dearest wish is to see a whale, but even Caterina knows that no one can plan that kind of awesome encounter. But soon, Leo spies something big and gray in the water. Can he convince Caterina to leave the plan behind and chase the whale with him?
Fans of the first two books will recognize Caterina's signature focus, and cheer when Leo takes the lead in this summertime adventure.
Praise for Caterina and the Perfect Party:
"The [message] that having good friends trumps adversity is given a fresh interpretation in these charming, collage-filled pages. Any child who enjoys scrapbooking or crafts will be inspired to get busy with crayons, glue and scissors by the crafty images on every page."—Kirkus
"Konos mixed-media illustrations provide cheerful zip... Caterina sets a good example for kids who have trouble rolling with the punches when best-laid plans go awry.”—Publishers Weekly
“Readers will want to spend time perusing the intricate details in the pictures.”—School Library Journal
* andquot;Understated illustrations made of textured papers in muted tones keep the focus on the developing friendship and the slapstick humor. Hereand#39;s hoping for a return of Bob and Flo...and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred review
andquot;Large simple shapes and uncluttered pastel backgrounds will appeal to very young children. Youngsters will also enjoy spotting the pink pail right in front of Floand#39;s eyes.andquot;
andquot;Ashdownand#39;s simply composed mixed-media illustrations featuring large, solid-shaped penguin characters are well suited for group sharing, and the collage-like elements add enough detail to hold young viewersand#39; attention.andquot;
andmdash;Horn Book Magazine
andquot;The spare, deadpan narration follows Floandrsquo;s ensuing search as she nonchalantly passes by bucket-shaped sand castles and casually notices andldquo;there was something differentandrdquo; about Bobandrsquo;s appearance. Ashdownandrsquo;s charming mixed-media illustrations show Bobandrsquo;s humorous transformations of the bucket into a hat, a stepping stool, and a drum.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
Take a trip to the beach with the beloved, classic, and New York Times-bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose
Duck wants to go on an adventure. But Goose isn't so sure. Together, the two best friends set off on a walk that takes them through the meadow, past a shady thicket, and over a distant hill, all the way to a place they've never been before--the beach Turns out, Goose loves the ocean. But guess who doesn't?
Praise for the Duck & Goose series:
"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving." --Kirkus Reviews
"Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . . Hills is master of the light comic touch." --The Boston Globe
TAD HILLS is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read, Rocket Writes a Story, Duck & Goose, and Duck, Duck, Goose. His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book What's Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas; and, most recently, Duck & Goose: Goose Needs a Hug. Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a real dog named Rocket.
In this irresistible picture book debut about penguins and preschool, a lunch bucket is mysteriously lost--and a funny new friend is found!
Itand#39;s Floand#39;s first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow--but soon her bucket disappears! Does her classmateand#160;Bob have anything to do with the bucket mystery? How two irresistible little penguins find both Floand#39;s bucket and a new friendship makes forand#160;a preschool charmer. Bob and Flo is sure to ease any back-to-school jitters.and#160;
About the Author
Rebecca Ashdown grew up near the sea in England. After years as a graphic designer and animator, she now focuses on writing andandnbsp;illustrating picture books. Bob and Flo,andnbsp;her first book about penguin friends at preschool, was her publishing debut, followed by Bob and Flo Play Hide-and-Seek. She lives in the United Kingdom.