Barney Is Best

Barney Is Best

by Nancy White Carlstrom, James G. Hale
     
 

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Having your tonsils out isn't so bad if you bring a stuffed animal with you. The hard part is deciding whether to take a soft and fluffy animal, or Barney, who has to wear a bandage to keep his stuffing in and smells like a worn-out shoe. A young boy's family soon learns why we sometimes treasure most the things that are worn at the seams. Full color.  See more details below

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Having your tonsils out isn't so bad if you bring a stuffed animal with you. The hard part is deciding whether to take a soft and fluffy animal, or Barney, who has to wear a bandage to keep his stuffing in and smells like a worn-out shoe. A young boy's family soon learns why we sometimes treasure most the things that are worn at the seams. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Kay Weisman
A trip to the hospital for a tonsillectomy seems particularly daunting for a young boy faced with choosing just the right stuffed toy to accompany him. Papa suggests Benito, a soft white bunny; older brother, Daniel, recommends Coco, a brand-new teddy bear; but the boy wants to take an old blue elephant named Barney. Although his insides are kept intact with a Band-Aid, one eye has been replaced, and he smells like an old shoe, Barney has given comfort on many prior occasions, and, finally, everyone agrees that indeed Barney is best. Hale's brightly colored illustrations convey the close bonds that unite these urban apartment dwellers. Whether the boy is helping Mama at the Laundromat, camping out with Daniel, or being hugged by Papa, here is a child who is loved and respected by those around him. In addition to bibliotherapeutic uses, this will be appreciated by young listeners who have their own favorite well-worn toys.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060228750
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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