My Special One and Only
By Joe Berger
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803734104, 32pp.)
Publication Date: August 16, 2012
A screwball-sweet story that asks, what if you lost your favorite toy, and someone else called it their own?
After Bridget's wiggly tooth falls out, she finds a shiny golden coin under her pillow. "Hold on tight," Bridget says to Captain Cat, her special-one-and-only toy--it's off to Dinglebang's Toy Store. But in all the excitement, Captain Cat is lost! After a high-speed chase in friend Billy's toy car, Bridget sees another girl pick up Captain Cat--and walk away with him. Bridget manages to get her special one and only back, but now the other girl is crying! So with her shiny golden coin, Bridget buys a Ballet Cat for the girl, a Racing Cat for Billy, and gets herself an I Got Lost in Dinglebang's button. Even better? Bridget has another wiggly tooth . . .
Joe Berger lives in Bristol, England.
"Berger's boldly inked cartooning overflows with energy and visual jokes"
"A wonderful choice for children who may have lost special toys of their own and a great companion to Shirley Hughes's classic David and Dog"
-School Library Journal
"With nonstop pep and pace and droll, hyperbolic touches, the animated text and colorfully cluttered cartoonish illustrations capture the chaos and drama."