Little Bitty Friends (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth McPike, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399172557, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (4/11/2017)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

A cuter-than-puppies companion to Little Sleepyhead 

Little bitty chipmunks,
chattering all the day,
 
Little bitty ladybug
always comes to play.
 
Marching with ants, snuggling with baby rabbits, reaching for the sun with happy buttercups--young children form special bonds with nature's little creations. 
 
Lyrical verse and charming scenes capture an enchanted world of little bitty friends.


About the Author

A writer, editor, and late-afternoon napper, Elizabeth McPike lives in Washington, DC. On a perfect day, she is likely to be found in her garden or in the remainder section of her nearby bookstore or sitting in a quiet pew by a stained-glass window.

Patrice Barton (www.patricebarton.com) created her first painting at the age of three in Crisco on the dining room wall. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.


Praise For Little Bitty Friends

“A terrific choice to encourage children (and their hovering adults) to discover the wonders of the world around them. . . . Adorable babies and toddlers are shown observing, mimicking, and/or tenderly handling a furry caterpillar, buttercups, a baby bird, and a bitty snail. The repetitive words and sweet images capture this enchanted world of discovery.”—School Library Journal

“This gentle rhyming book, featuring a racially diverse collection of small children, highlights the fascination children feel for creatures even smaller than themselves. . . . Engaging artwork underscores a valuable message about the joys of close observation.”—Booklist

“Happy, curious toddlers of different races revel in the wonder of the natural world as they encounter small creatures, a willow tree, buttercups, etc. . . A visually inviting book that would make a great addition to toddler storytime.”The Horn Book Guide