When a bumbling bear loses his way in a big city, he takes a rest in Snooty Towers. Of course, Bear tries various furniture and foods (with some hilarious visual jokes), and only one of each is to his satisfaction. When the human family returns home, the blonde mama may seem just a tad familiar.
Full of clever twists and adorable illustrations, this fractured fairy tale will have readers roaring with laughter.
Precocious piglet Olivia is at her absolute best in this tribute to little free spirits everywhere. Olivia adores fashion, but she'd rather wear a "French sailor shirt and matador pants" than the ubiquitous pink fare her classmates sport. And Olivia enjoys playing princess as much as the next kid, but why not explore Asian or African royal traditions while she's at it?
Without ever being heavy-handed, Caldecott winner Ian Falconer has delivered a witty, beautiful antidote to the mindless princess craze. Huzzah!