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Virgil & Owen

Paulette Bogan


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Every great friendship started somewhere, but here's a story of how not to make friends…

When Virgil the penguin finds a lost polar bear, Owen, he wants Owen all to himself. He will be the only penguin with a polar bear as a best friend! But this Owen plays with everyone else on the iceberg! Isn't Owen supposed to be Virgil's friend and Virgil's friend only?
With a gentle twist on this classic childhood dilemma, Paulette Bogan introduces a new charming and lovable duo to readers.

Praise For Virgil & Owen

“Beautifully captures how some toddlers enter play groups or friendships with force because they don't know any other way. Perhaps this unlikely duo from opposite polar ends of the ice caps will help struggling toddlers become more self-aware of friendship faux pas.” —Kirkus Reviews

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619633728, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

About the Author

PAULETTE BOGAN is the author and/or illustrator of many picture books for children, including Chicks and Salsa and Goodnight Lulu. She lives with her family in New York City.