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Binky

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by Leslie Patricelli
     
 

A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Binky in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite binky. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up a scenario near and dear to

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A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Binky in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite binky. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up a scenario near and dear to every toddler's heart, raising the plaintive question: can there be any peace in the house when a beloved binky is not to be found?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two toddler favorites get their due in a pair of board books by Leslie Patricelli: Binky and Blankie. Bold black outlines and rounded shapes give the pages a reassuring air, even as the toddler hero searches in vain for the title binky, or enumerates all the things one can do with a blankie (including playing superhero). Thick brushstrokes in bright colors provide an alluring backdrop. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This board book and its companion Blankie hit the nail on the head in terms of what is important in a toddler's life. The binky is lost and must be found in Binky before our little one can go down for a nap. In Blankie, our little one is extolling the virtues of a blankie. A blankie can listen to stories with you, can hide you when you are frightened, and is the perfect buddy for just about everything. The bright, primary art is an ideal accompaniment to the no-frills text. These are just right for 1-3 year-olds. 2005, Candlewick Press, Ages 1 to 3.
—Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Both of these board books feature an adorable, big-headed toddler, with a lone curl on the top of his head and wearing nothing but a diaper. In Binky, the youngster searches for a lost pacifier. In Blankie, the child tells readers about the importance of one's blanket. In both titles, the simple acrylic artwork, done with heavy black outline and set against bold background colors, places the protagonist center stage throughout. Perfect selections for short attention spans.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763623647
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Leslie Patricelli Board Books Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
442,987
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Patricelli made her board-book debut with the winsome BIG LITTLE, QUIET LOUD, and YUMMY YUCKY. "I call BINKY and its companion book BLANKIE 'the attachment series,'" she says. "During our years of early child-rearing, my husband and I have spent countless frantic hours looking for Binky. Usually the search is tense, as it typically begins when our toddler wants her binky NOW! I found myself thinking how funny it must look to our kids to see us on our hands and knees, digging around the house — and I began to sketch my baby character looking for his own binky.

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Binky 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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My grandson loves these books. He brings them to me all the time; we have so much fun reading them together. These would be great books to give to friends.
Norcross More than 1 year ago
This is my 20-month-old son's favorite book by far. In fact, it is the only book he has ever let us read to him for more than a few pages! He asks us to read this one over and over. He loves pointing to different objects around us as they are named in the book. Last time we went to the library he found it himself and brought it to us!
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