Synopses & Reviews
A companion board book to Ben Loves Bear
, Bella Loves Bunny
shares the sweet story of friendship between a little girl and her beloved stuffed bunny rabbit, from morning till night.
Bella and Bunny do everything together. In the morning, they play piano and dance (and hop!). In the afternoon, Bella has lunch and Bunny has carrot cake. At night, they pick out Bellaand#8217;s favorite pajamas and snuggle close until they fall asleep.
McPhailand#8217;s simple text and heartwarming illustrations come together to make an irresistible book that young readers will fall in love with.
Praise for Bella Loves Bunny
"A lovely depiction of a first friendship."
"The simple text correlates perfectly with the cozy, comforting art, and most young listeners will be able to retell the story after hearing it."
"With its softly-hued illustrations and simple story that will remind older readers of the simple joys of childhood, this one has high appeal for little ones who enjoy the special stuffed animal toys with whom they spend their days."
and#151;Reading Today Online
"This successor to McPhailand#8217;s Ben Loves Bear is a quiet and comforting book, perfect for reading aloud in the last minutes before turning out the lights and saying goodnight."
and#151;The New York Times
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.