Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit

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Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit

By Joan Carris; Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763646219, 120pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2009

Grampa's menagerie of pets are rubbed the wrong way when a needy little critter arrives in this lighthearted chapter book.
Grampa Bender wouldn't be able to run the Bed and Biscuit animal boardinghouse without the help of Ernest the pig, Gabby the mynah bird, and Milly the cat. In fact, the three animals have always thought of themselves as Grampa's family and they assumed he felt the same way. But when Grampa comes home with a mysterious bundle and stops paying attention to his loyal companions, they start to question his affections. Engaging illustrations by Noah Z. Jones, capturing every endearing trait of this oddball family, complement Joan Carris's humorous, heartwarming book for middle-grade readers.

About the Author
Joan Carris has published four textbooks and more than a dozen books for children. She also teaches graduate-level writing at Duke University and does commentaries for Public Radio East. Joan Carris lives in North Carolina.

Noah Z. Jones has illustrated several picture books and early readers. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is working on his very own animated series for The Disney Channel and The Cartoon Network. To learn more about Noah and his work, please visit www.noahzjones.com.