Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas! by Philippe Coudray
Knitting a sheep a sweater? Visiting a fish's underwater house? Soaring down a staircase on a square-wheeled bicycle? These could only be the predicaments of beloved character Benjamin Bear!
Our favorite fuzzy friend returns with a whole new set of problems to solve—but when it comes to Benjamin Bear, the solutions may cause just as much trouble. Award-winning artist Philippe Coudray brings us another collection of one-page gags that kids will love to puzzle out. Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas! is the perfect treat both for the children who are just learning to read and the adults reading along with them.
2013 Young Readers Panda Award Winner
3 Starred Reviews
The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers
When her little sister, Clemmie, refuses to go out in the rain, Matilda sets out to teach her all the delights of a wet Saturday. But after her enthusiasm leads her to make a big mistake, it's Matilda who will end up learning an unforgettable lesson. The world-renowned cartoonist Liniers gives us a funny and sweet portrait of his daughters that is sure to become every beginning reader's favorite story.
Parents Magazine 10 Best Children's Books of 2013 AND Best Early Reader
2 Starred Reviews
Otto's Backwards Day by Frank Cammuso
with Jay Lynch
Someone stole Otto's birthday! When Otto and his robot sidekick, Toot, follow the crook, they discover a topsy-turvy world where rats chase cats and people wear underpants over their clothes. To get his presents back, Otto needs to solve a slew of backwards puzzles — but his greatest challenge comes at the journey's very end. On this special day, will Otto discover something even better than cake or gifts?
A Junior Library Guild Selection