Bravo, Mildred & Ed!

Bravo, Mildred & Ed!

by Karen Wagner, Janet Pedersen
     
 
Mildred and Ed have been friends for as long as anyone can remember. And although they don't always like the same things, they always like being together. So what will happen now that Mildred's violin recital and Ed's button collection opening are scheduled for the same day? Mildred and Ed must find a way to support each other even though they will be apart.

Overview

Mildred and Ed have been friends for as long as anyone can remember. And although they don't always like the same things, they always like being together. So what will happen now that Mildred's violin recital and Ed's button collection opening are scheduled for the same day? Mildred and Ed must find a way to support each other even though they will be apart.

Bravo, Mildred and Ed is a charming look at a friendship so strong it supports two very different dreams.

Author Bio: Karen Wagner is a dedicated preschool teacher and mother, in addition to being a gifted children's book writer. The author of A friend Like Ed, and Silly Fred, she lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, with her daughter, Emmy.

Janet Pedersen, a native Californian, is a free-lance illustrator and designer. In addition to illustrating children's books, her artwork has appeared in magazines and on book jackets for adults. She lives with her husband, Tom, and son, Graham, in Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this charming picture book, Mildred and Ed are best friends and they do everything together--that is, until two special events in their lives are planned on the same day. How can they be at Mildred's violin recital and Ed's button collection opening at the art gallery at the same time? The answer is, they can't be two places at once. So they decide to prepare themselves for their solo performances by practicing how to do things separately for an entire week. Before they get started, Edward tries to appease Mildred's fear of playing solo in front of strangers by giving her his favorite button for good luck. When they finally go their own ways, Mildred and Ed are both lonely, but they try to keep their chins up. The night before the big performances, Mildred surprises Ed with a special concert just for him, and Ed returns the favor by showing Mildred the beautiful portrait he made of her with his buttons. The following night, they both receive accolades for their outstanding talents. When they get together the next day, they discuss how they can do anything as long as they have each other. This delightful story looks at the power of friendship and how it can help people follow their dreams and reach their goals. Humorous illustrations perfectly complement this wonderful tale. This book is a winner. Bravo! 2000, Walker & Company,
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-A charming tale about the empowerment of friendship. Mildred and Ed are perky young mice who always do everything together, until they discover that they have a scheduling conflict. On Saturday evening, Ed will be exhibiting his fabulous button collection in his very first art show, and Mildred will have her violin recital. Both mice are feeling jittery about going solo, so they decide to practice doing things alone. When the big day arrives, both youngsters have gained confidence and the recital and the art show are smashing successes. The next day they meet in the park and agree they can do anything separately, but the best things are the ones they do together. Pedersen's watercolors are done in warm, soft colors and convey believable and playful expressions.-Karen Land, Greenport Public School, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802787354
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.33(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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