Barry's Best Buddy by Renee French

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What’s waiting for Barry at the end of the walk?

What’s waiting for Barry at the end of the walk? The ridiculous hat his friend Polarhog forces on him? No, that’s only a distraction from the real surprise! Kids will crack up over this funny friendship and be all the more moved by the book’s genuinely poignant ending. From the talented mind of Eisner-nominated cartoonist Renée French, this Level 1 book will be a treat for the youngest beginning readers, to be read aloud with a grown-up or all on their own!

About Renee French

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Renée French is a cutting-edge American cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is the artist behind the critically acclaimed graphic novel The Ticking, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called her "an inimitable and masterful stylist."
Published March 12, 2013 by Toon Books. 32 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bored Barry's buddy has a surprise for him, but when will they get to it?

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Barry's Best Buddy (Toon)

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Comics creator French, who has written and illustrated two picture books as Rainy Dohaney, presents an offbeat story of misdirection, generosity, and opposites-attract friendship. Barry, a squarish bi

Feb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Barry's Best Buddy (Toon)

K-Gr 2—When an excited Polarhog wakes Barry up from his peaceful slumber in his boring gray house, promising a surprise, Barry is not impressed. The two friends meander through the woods and past the hat shop, where Polarhog is determined to find the perfect hat for his bird buddy. Throughout the...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Barry's Best Buddy (Toon)

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