The Favorite Book (Hardcover)

By Bethanie Deeney Murguia, Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9781536204469, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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From the author-illustrator of Do You Believe in Unicorns? comes a sweet, colorful celebration of how we choose the things we love best.

Have you ever thought about how your favorite things became your favorites in the first place? Sometimes picking a favorite can be easy: you know from the moment you see it. And sometimes, selecting one can take a little longer as you consider all the options. The choice is yours: you can have many favorites or none at all. You might even find that your favorite changes. From colors to animals to the perfect hat, there are so many things to love . . . and even help you learn a little about yourself in the process. Playful and thought-provoking, this cheerful rhyming story encourages young readers to reflect on how they make decisions and pick their own favorite — or two.

About the Author

Bethanie Deeney Murguia is the author-illustrator of I Feel Five!, The Best Parts of Christmas, and Do You Believe in Unicorns? as well as many other books. She has many favorites, including her family; her dog, Thunder; her bicycle; and fresh blueberries. Her favorite thing about favorites? There are always more to discover. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Praise For The Favorite Book

Using fewer than 200 words and soft watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations, Murguia creates a safe place for a child-centered conversation about decision-making...the whimsical scenarios they star in easy to interpret and sometimes gently Seussian. A thoughtful, age-appropriate discussion of decision-making that could well become a favorite.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)