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Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike
  

Little Bitty Friends

Elizabeth McPike

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Synopsis

Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike

From the creators of Little Sleepyhead comes a book that celebrates young children's wonder and curiosity as they explore the natural world. Toddlers make friends with animals of all shapes and sizes and interact with them in clever ways: marching alongside a row of ants, cuddling with a baby bunny, flying with the birds. After making lots of little bitty friends, the action winds down as everyone gets ready for a nap. Readers will be inspired to explore the backyard or the park and make little bitty friends of their own!

Reviews

A terrific choice to encourage children (and their hovering adults) to discover the wonders of the world around them. . . . Adorable babies and toddlers are shown observing, mimicking, and/or tenderly handling a furry caterpillar, buttercups, a baby bird, and a bitty snail. The repetitive words and sweet images capture this enchanted world of discovery. --School Library Journal This gentle rhyming book, featuring a racially diverse collection of small children, highlights the fascination children feel for creatures even smaller than themselves. . . . Engaging artwork underscores a valuable message about the joys of close observation. --Booklist Happy, curious toddlers of different races revel in the wonder of the natural world as they encounter small creatures, a willow tree, buttercups, etc. . . A visually inviting book that would make a great addition to toddler storytime. --The Horn Book Guide A terrific choice to encourage children (and their hovering adults) to discover the wonders of the world around them. . . . Adorable babies and toddlers are shown observing, mimicking, and/or tenderly handling a furry caterpillar, buttercups, a baby bird, and a bitty snail. The repetitive words and sweet images capture this enchanted world of discovery. --School Library Journal This gentle rhyming book, featuring a racially diverse collection of small children, highlights the fascination children feel for creatures even smaller than themselves. . . . Engaging artwork underscores a valuable message about the joys of close observation. --Booklist

About the Author

A writer, editor, and late-afternoon napper, Elizabeth McPike lives in Washington, DC. On a perfect day, she is likely to be found in her garden or in the remainder section of her nearby bookstore or sitting in a quiet pew by a stained-glass window. Patrice Barton (www.patricebarton.com) created her first painting at the age of three in Crisco on the dining room wall. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Elizabeth McPike
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Publisher

G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers' an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

2nd February 2016

ISBN

9780399172557


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