Bob and Flo (Hardcover)

By Rebecca Ashdown

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544444300, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

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

Description

It's Flo's first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow—but soon her bucket disappears! Does her classmate Bob have anything to do with the bucket mystery? How two irresistible little penguins find both Flo's bucket and a new friendship makes for a preschool charmer. Bob and Flo is sure to ease any back-to-school jitters.
 


About the Author

Rebecca Ashdown grew up near the sea in England. After years as a graphic designer and animator, she switched her focus to writing and illustrating picture books. She is the author and illustrator of the Bob and Flo books. 
 


Praise For Bob and Flo

* "Understated illustrations made of textured papers in muted tones keep the focus on the developing friendship and the slapstick humor. Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo...and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs."
Kirkus, starred review

"Large simple shapes and uncluttered pastel backgrounds will appeal to very young children. Youngsters will also enjoy spotting the pink pail right in front of Flo's eyes."
—Booklist

"Ashdown's simply composed mixed-media illustrations featuring large, solid-shaped penguin characters are well suited for group sharing, and the collage-like elements add enough detail to hold young viewers' attention."
—Horn Book Magazine

"The spare, deadpan narration follows Flo’s ensuing search as she nonchalantly passes by bucket-shaped sand castles and casually notices “there was something different” about Bob’s appearance. Ashdown’s charming mixed-media illustrations show Bob’s humorous transformations of the bucket into a hat, a stepping stool, and a drum."
—School Library Journal