Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue by Molly Coxe
(The Adventures of Benjamin and Bumper)

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A thrilling story of rescue and adventure featuring fuzzy young Benjamin Middlemouse and his wooly friend Bumper the elephant as the unlikely heroes, each page of this children's picture book features a cinematic photo of charming handmade mice and other creatures that inhabit a richly textured, three-dimensional world. When Benjamin's mother does not return to the antique armoire they call home, Benjamin recruits his friend Bumper, a stuffed animal who lives on the nearby bed, to help with the search. Benjamin loads Bumper's back with a treasure-trove of scrounged objects—a jumble of ropes, needles and thread, a ladder made from string and matchsticks, and a homemade slingshot with a basket of popcorn for ammunition—and they follow clues that lead into the garden, where they must storm the stone tower of Sir Pouncelot the cat and rescue Mrs. Middlemouse before she becomes his tasty dinner. Just right for a first adventure story, this magical storybook is an ideal blend of suspense, bravery, friendship, humor, loyalty, and a happy ending for all.

About Molly Coxe

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Molly Coxe is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books include Big Egg, Cat Traps, The Great Snake Escape, Hot Dog, and R Is for Radish. Her awards include a Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association, and her early-reader titles were Children's Book of the Month Club selections. She lives in Eastsound, Washington. Olivier Toppin is an independent photographer whose work has appeared in many galleries and expositions, including the New York Film Festival and the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.
Published June 25, 2010 by Brave Mouse Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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When Benjamin's mother goes missing, the worried mouse ventures out of the wardrobe that is their home to solicit the help of Bumper, a stuffed elephant "who lived on the bed."

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From author Molly Coxe comes this uniquely told children's story about a brave little mouse named Benjamin and his best friend Bumper -- who just happens to be a stuffed elephant who lives on a little boy's bed.

Aug 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Benjamin and Bumper to the Re...

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