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“The whole family will enjoy this one and it's a great story for bedtime.” –The News & Observer“Hawkes’s energetic illustrations will elicit smiles, especially at the notable resemblance between Bartleby’s ears and his grandfather’s. The characters’ expressive eyes, including the dog’s, add to the humor. Youngsters will wait with great anticipation for the hilarious conclusion and ask for repeated readings.” —Starred, School Library Journal“Hawkes’s (The Road to Oz) clear, sunny watercolors lift the story to pleasing heights” —Publishers Weekly“Through a blend of text and clever, energetic illustrations that goes beyond the words, Cruise and Hawkes let readers know that there’s more than one way to communicate.” —Booklist “Hawkes accompanies Cruise’s gently pointed text with characteristically comic line-and-color cartoons, varying vignettes with full- and double-page spreads that focus readers’ attention exactly where it needs to be, modulating noise and silence through artful pacing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Riotous illustrations.” —The Horn Book
ROBIN CRUISE’s noteworthy books include Little Mamá Forgets, a Booklist Editors’ Choice. She lives in Kirkland, Washington. KEVIN HAWKES’s many award-winning picture books include Granite Baby by Lynne Bertrand, selected a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book. He lives in Gorham, Maine.
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