FOUR DIFFERENT STORIES by Daniel Pinkwater
From [Daniel] Pinkwater we expect the pure wackiness of a mind given to bizarre bolts of imagination," declared Publishers Weekly. These four different stories — collected for the very first time — abound in hilarious situations and characters that will amuse young readers (and older ones too).
The Muffin Fiend: Someone has stolen all of Vienna, Austria's muffins, and the baffled police are forced to call upon their reliable consulting detective — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who likes solving mysteries almost as much as composing great works of music!
Wingman: Donald Chen is the only Chinese student in his school, and to escape the inevitable bullying, he reads comic books on a bridge. There, he encounters the superhero Wingman, who shows him how a strong imagination can help weather hard times.
The Magic Goose: Seymour loves stories about magic, and he dreams of having marvelous adventures of his own. And that’s exactly what happens when he encounters a six-foot-tall talking goose, who takes him for an unforgettable ride.
Fat Men from Space: After a visit to the dentist, William discovers that he can pick up radio transmissions from outer space, where hungry aliens are plotting an invasion to snap up all of Earth's junk food.
"Pinkwater is the uniquest. and so are his books."
— Neil Gaiman.
Candlewick Press, December 8, 2015
Beloved author Daniel Pinkwater and masterful illustrator Will Hillenbrand return with another charming and humorous story starring the sweetest of friends, a bear and bunny.
From the SLJ *starred review*: "Bear’s and Bunny’s gestures, expressions, and movements are simple yet full of humanity. A wonderful storytime addition."
From KidLitReviews.com: "Bear and Bunny are the closest of friends and the sweetest of friends. It would be difficult to read this beautiful picture book and not feel that these two characters are the sweetest in the picture book world. For starters, the two friends respect each other. They ask about each other’s day and listen attentively to the answer. Bear and Bunny actually care about each other, proving a family is what you make, not necessarily what you are born into."
Request BEAR AND BUNNY from your local library, or buy a copy from any of these retailers, or wherever fine books are sold: Oblong Books, IndieBound, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.
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