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My Special One and Only

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My Special One and Only

By Joe Berger

Dial Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803734104, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2012

A screwball-sweet story for fans of "Knuffle Bunny," "Eloise," and "Olivia" 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 . . .

About the Author
Joe Berger lives in Bristol, England.

Praise For My Special One and Only

"Berger's boldly inked cartooning overflows with energy and visual jokes"
-Publishers Weekly

"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."
-Booklist Online

Give to fans of Knuffle Bunny and to any child who appreciates an intense bond with a special toy.
-Kirkus Reviews