Porky and Bess

Porky and Bess

By Ellen Weiss; Mel Friedman; Marsha Winborn (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375854583, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010


Porky is messy. . . morning, noon, and night. Bess is perfect in every way imaginable—from her well-appointed cupboard to the figure eights she skates at the local pond. But somehow these two unlikely friends complement one another like tea and toast. So when Porky finds himself in a pickle—he can’t finish writing his poem and the secret ingredient from his favorite recipe is missing—who is there to lend a hand? Bess, of course! The everyday adventures of these two very different friends will delight newly independent readers who are ready for some funny, episodic storytelling.

About the Author

Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman have written hundreds of books for kids of all ages. They live in New York City and the Berkshires.

Marsha Winborn is the illustrator of more than 25 books for children, including the popular Digby and Kate series. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.