Pine & Boof (Hardcover)

Blast Off!

By Ross Burach, Ross Burach (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062418524, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Frog and Toad meets Elephant & Piggie in the second installment of a humorous and heartfelt picture book series about the adventures of Boof the bear and Pine the porcupine, from the acclaimed author-illustrator of There’s a Giraffe in My Soup and I Am Not a Chair!

There’s no one Boof the bear would rather spend the day with than his best friend—Pine the porcupine. And there’s nothing he’d rather do than collect things, which is his favorite hobby of all time. So one day, when Boof is collecting rocks with Pine, he doesn’t think the day could get any better, until . . .

An egg falls on Boof’s head—all the way from outer space! Now it’s up to Pine and Boof to return the space egg to its space nest . . . before it hatches. They’ll need a rocket ship, space training, and plenty of sandwiches for the trip. But most important, they’ll need each other to complete a mission that’s out of this world!

Pine & Boof: Blast Off! tells the story of an unlikely friendship through highly original characters and vibrant illustrations that are impossible not to love.



About the Author

Ross Burach is an author and illustrator with a degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts. Since graduation, Ross has focused on designing characters and backgrounds for animation studios within children’s media. He has always loved combining words and pictures to create humor and has since found the perfect blend for a career in children’s books. Ross currently lives with his wife and daughter in a concrete jungle called Brooklyn. You can find Ross online at www.rossburach.com.

 



Ross Burach is an author and illustrator with a degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts. Since graduation, Ross has focused on designing characters and backgrounds for animation studios within children’s media. He has always loved combining words and pictures to create humor and has since found the perfect blend for a career in children’s books. Ross currently lives with his wife and daughter in a concrete jungle called Brooklyn. You can find Ross online at www.rossburach.com.

 



Praise For Pine & Boof: Blast Off!

“The irrepressible porcupine-and-bear duo is back… Burach’s pencil, acrylic, and digital illustrations are a true delight, extending the story and upping the humor with careful, whimsical details…The ending is pure Pine and Boof and wonderfully satisfying for all… As Boof writes, “Adventure on!” (and soon, please).”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An enchanting book about fun, friendship, and imagination”
— School Library Journal

“The climax (a space monster—i.e., the mother bird—enters the cave) and resolution (the egg is returned to nest) are funny and fitting. The illustrations, done with pencil and acrylic paints colored digitally, give a woodsy, woodcut feel to the action.”
— Booklist Online