Our Twitchy (Hardcover)

By Kes Gray, Mary McQuillan (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805074543, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/5/2004)

List Price: 15.95*
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"We've always been your mom and pop. And you'll always be our Twitchy!"

"Pop," said Twitchy, "why don't you and Mom hop like I do?"

Twitchy and his parents live in a burrow and munch on carrots, just like any bunny family. But when Twitchy wonders why he doesn't look like his parents, the answer surprises him. How can the three of them truly be a family if they're not really the same?

With lots of love (and plenty of carrots) Twitchy's parents show him that they are indeed a family after all. This sweet, funny adoption story will appeal to children and parents alike.

About the Author

Kes Gray started his career as a copywriter for an advertising company before turning his talents to writing for children. The author of several picture books, he was voted one of the top ten children's authors by the noted newspaper "The Independent "only a year after his first book was published. He lives in England with his family and an assortment of animals.

Mary McQuillan has made designs for everything from greeting cards to textiles, but her first love is children's books. She has illustrated a number of successful picture books in her native England, where she lives in the countryside with her dog, Bonzo.

Praise For Our Twitchy

"Gray deftly balances emotions in this entertaining and ultimately reassuring story. . . . McQuillan lends a sense of movement to her sunny paintings with very deliberate brushstrokes, lines and dabs that create appealing textures, and make her charming animal portraits and pastoral scenes pop." --Publishers Weekly, starred

"An easy and comforting look at a different kind of family." --Kirkus Reviews

"This touching story will amuse readers as they, along with Twitchy, discover that being in a family is about love and acceptance." --School Library Journal