Bently & egg

Bently & egg

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by William Joyce
     
 

Bently Hopperton is an artistic frog, pressed into egg-sitting by his friend Kack Kack the Duck. Bently can't resist painting Kack Kack's egg, and thanks to his dazzling brushwork, his charge is soon mistaken for an Easter egg and kidnapped. How Bently gets the egg back to the nest, and what happens when Kack Kack returns, proves to be an adventure of a lifetime

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Bently Hopperton is an artistic frog, pressed into egg-sitting by his friend Kack Kack the Duck. Bently can't resist painting Kack Kack's egg, and thanks to his dazzling brushwork, his charge is soon mistaken for an Easter egg and kidnapped. How Bently gets the egg back to the nest, and what happens when Kack Kack returns, proves to be an adventure of a lifetime for a young frog."Bently is miffed when his friend Kack Kack the duck ignores him to brood in her nest. After she leaves him in charge of her single egg, Bently decides to paint it. [But] when a boy mistakes it for an Easter egg and runs off with it, Bently knows his duty. . . . A book that revels in the joys of spring and song, friendship and fatherhood, and the spirit of adventure . . . a classic tour de force." —H.

Notable Children's Books of 1993 (ALA)
Best Books of 1992 (SLJ)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1992 (NY Public Library)

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
Bently, a veritable Indiana Jones of his species. . .
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Bently is a talented frog who loves to sing as well as paint. His dearest friend, Kack Kack the duck, asks him to guard her precious egg. Feeling deserted, Bently entertains himself by using the egg as a canvas for the latest Bently Hopperton original. His charge is egg-napped, mistaken for an Easter egg. Bently goes on a harrowing (and humorous) mission to retrieve the egg. The story is a celebration of the responsibility of friendship and the rewards of steadfast devotion. William Joyce, author of many books including Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo, has produced another original, compelling adventure with magical illustrations. ALA Notable Book for Children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064433525
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1900
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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