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David McPhail

David McPhail published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No! and The Abandoned Lighthouse, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.

The Lost Little Bird

The Lost Little Bird

David McPhail
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

David McPhail's The Lost Little Bird is a funny and affirming picture book about a little bird who goes on an adventure to discover who he is.

When a little bird...

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Hooked

Hooked

Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A boy and his dad discover all they have in common on a fishing trip in this sweet picture book about father-son bonding.

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Little Horse on His Own

Little Horse on His Own

Betsy Byars, illustrated by David McPhail
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse's fear grew.

The adventures of Little Horse continue...

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Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box

David McPhail
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

All her life, Beatrix Potter loved to paint. From a young age, she painted the bunnies, mice, and other pets who populated her family home. These characters later populated her stories, which are...

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I Get Dressed

David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A fox in a dress, a rabbit in shoes—if they can get dressed, so can you! From David McPhail comes a board book of early concept words. In I Get Dressed, animals try on different articles of clothing, often to hilarious effect, ultimately teaching children the names for all kinds of clothes. These new board books are not only handy, fun guides for early learning concepts, but also the youngest readers' introduction to the whimsical world of David McPhail.

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I Play

David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Run, sing, dance, and hop—follow Bear on his energetic romp! From David McPhail comes a board book of early concept words. In I Play, a charming bear demonstrates children's favorite action...

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My Mother Goose

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

All your favorite nursery rhymes, songs, and concepts illustrated by popular artist David McPhail--the perfect shower, birthday, or Christmas gift for babies and toddlers.
Enter the beloved...

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The Family Tree

The Family Tree

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A man in the 1800s comes upon a beautiful forest and decides to build his home there. When he clears the land, he leaves one special tree to grace his front yard. Over the years, several generations...

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The Teddy Bear

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Square Fish
Square Fish

The little boy and his teddy bear were always together. Every night, when the little boy went to sleep, his teddy bear was right there next to him. When the little boy went on a trip, his...

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Little Horse

Little Horse

Betsy Byars; Illustrated by David McPhail
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Can Little Horse find his place in the big world?

After accidentally falling into a stream, Little Horse fights the swift current that carries him farther and farther from...

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Mole Music

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Square Fish
Square Fish

A spiritual story about the far-reaching effects of private actions.

Mole has always led a simple life, but lately he feels something is missing. When he first hears someone playing a violin,...

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