Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday

By Phyllis Root; Helen Craig (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636289, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009


A lack of rain makes snapdragons snap and tiger lilies growl — until Bonnie gets an idea — in this silly tale by a master of wordplay and an acclaimed illustrator.

One Thirsty Thursday on Bonnie Bumble’s farm, everyone is dry and thirsty, especially the flowers. The black-eyed Susans are spoiling for a fight, and the clouds refuse to even drop by. But when a little cloud blows past at last, Bonnie comes up with a clever plan that calls for interspecies cooperation — and is sure to tickle little readers.

About the Author
Phyllis Root says this story was inspired by her childhood memories of Mother Holle, a character in German fairy tales. She lives in snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.