A Wonderful Year (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596436114, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
A really cold winter.
A demented fairy.
A hippo named Louise.
A talkative tree.
Find out what other wonderful things a year can bring in these four interrelated stories—one for each season—by Nick Bruel, creator of the bestselling Bad Kitty books.
About the Author
Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.
Praise For A Wonderful Year…
“Bruel takes readers on a strange trip through the four seasons as experienced by a little girl, her talking cat, and her massive purple hippo Louise.” —BCCB
“Bruel provides an idiosyncratic take on the four seasons, as seen through the eyes of one imaginative little girl and her animal buddies . . . The girl's rich imaginary life and freedom from adult interference, couple with accessible language and chuckle-worthy situations, make this a book to pore over” —The Horn Book
“Take a tour through the seasons with a girl and a delightfully odd cast of characters . . . A curious, fun addition to studies about the seasons.” —Booklist
“Bruel takes readers on a walk through the seasons with a girl and her animal friends . . . This clever, engaging introduction to visual storytelling will hold up through multiple readings.” —School Library Journal
“*A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery . . . From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Bruel offers surefire readaloud laughs as well as space for pondering.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED