Bub or The Very Best Thing by Natalie Babbitt

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A very silly, very beautiful picture book, written and illustrated by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Tuck Everlasting. The King and Queen don't know what's best for the Prince. Nobody else knows either, except the Prince himself, and the Court Jester, too--even though they're the only ones who aren't asked about it. Full color.
 

About Natalie Babbitt

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Natalie Babbitt is the author/illustrator of thirteen books for children, including Tuck Everlasting, The Devils Storybook, and The Eyes of the Amaryllis, all of them ALA Notable Childrens Books, and Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Book. She lives in Providence, RI.Fred Marcellinos previous picture books are Puss in Boots, a Caldecott Honor Book; The Steadfast Tin Soldier, an ALA Booklist Childrens Editors Choice; The Pelican Chorus, one of School Library Journals Best Books of the Year; and The Story of Little Babaji, an ALA Notable Childrens Book. He lives in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Live Oak Media. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This splendid story is matched by exquisite artwork, which offers a refreshingly realistic depiction of the medieval setting and featuring the royal dog (patiently sporting a court jester's cap), who is entirely devoted to the very lovable prince.

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