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A Story That Grows

Ages 4 to 7
HARDCOVER; Published: 2/19/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5512-1
Price: $ 16.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 7 x 9.875
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A whimsical bedtime book perfect for sharing

Reading stories is a cherished bedtime ritual, a special moment that parents savor with their children—no matter what their species! In this funny yet tender book, a stork reads to her chick in their rooftop nest, a walrus tucks his calf into an igloo cradle, and an alien tells his child a story in zero gravity.

Both parents and children will fall in love with the adorable cast of characters in this charming book.

Kirkus Reviews
"An excellent bedtime read no matter your species."

Youth Services Book Review

"Regardless of parent or progeny there is nothing better than a good story that appeals to both parent and child. This book brings many opportunities for discussion as a variety of parents read a bedtime story to their little one. From panda to dragon to alien and finally a human the words dance and drip, they climb, hatch and fly across the pages. Illustrations in soothing colors are detailed and interesting. This is a book that kids will want to return to over and over." 

New York Times

"This nifty bedtime book from the esteemed French illustrator Bachelet has a parent-child pair of creatures on every spread. Each kid is in a species-specific crib, ready to hear a story that takes off in an appropriate direction: The ostrich's story 'hatches,' the snail's story 'takes . . . its . . . time.' The creatures who include a truck and a Martian, are not named – this book asks for, and will reward, intense visual reading from young listeners, as they pore over the gorgeous, kooky bedrooms, filled with hilarious customized beds and toys."