The Peddler's Bed (Hardcover)

By Lauri Fortino, Bong Redila (Illustrator)

Ripple Grove Press, 9780991386635, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015



The peddler stopped his cart and climbed down from his seat.

"It's a fine day, ' he said.

"Truly," answered the little man,"and that's a fine bed you have there in your cart."

In this tale of kindness and giving, a peddler attempts to sell a fine, handcrafted bed, guaranteed never to squeak, to a poor man who has no bed at all. But the peddler's heart is moved by the man's generosity when it's time to get back on the road.

About the Author

Lauri Fortino is a library assistant at her local public library and the creator of the blog, Frog on A Blog, which offers book reviews, author and illustrator interviews, and resources for teachers. She lives in DeWitt, New York. Bong Redila is a self-taught artist who used to daydream about making paper planes as a full time job when he grew up. Now he daydreams about flying on a paper plane. He lives in Miami, Florida.