Little Bean by John Wallace, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Little Bean

Little Bean

by John Wallace
     
 
Little Bean wants Daddy to read a story but he's busy getting ready to go on his trip. Well, if Daddy can be busy, then Little Bean can be busy, too! But at the end of the day, Little Bean still misses her daddy. How her father finds a way for them to be together is at the heartwarming center of this charming story. Full color.

Overview

Little Bean wants Daddy to read a story but he's busy getting ready to go on his trip. Well, if Daddy can be busy, then Little Bean can be busy, too! But at the end of the day, Little Bean still misses her daddy. How her father finds a way for them to be together is at the heartwarming center of this charming story. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this modest but disarming paper-over-board book, round-faced Little Bean is disappointed when her father, preparing for a business trip, is too busy to read to her. She soon discovers that he misses their time together at least as much as she does, and the ending finds them curled up together again with a new book. Little Bean, with pigtails standing straight up and little feet sticking out in classic toddler poses, is an irresistible heroine; her Daddy must indeed be devoted to his job to be able to turn her away. The rebuffed Little Bean demonstrates that she too can be busy, feeding her fish and playing and eating lunch; in a parallel sequence, her Daddy is depicted during his day, busy in meetings, writing and on the telephone. In these vignettes, Wallace intersperses lines of text with small pictures. His watercolors are as fresh and economical as his simple prose, and his use of broad expanses of white background throughout plays up their airy and untrammeled look. They clinch a perfectly satisfying book that fathers can read to their own Little Beans. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Rae Valabek
Delightful watercolor pictures tell the story of a little girl who wants her dad to read to her a story. He is too busy at that time, and when he is finally able to read to her, she is asleep. He leaves for a trip and Little Bean misses her dad. The book details her day and her Dad's day. While he is away, he buys a book for her and reads to her on his return. Parents may see this incident both from the child's perspective as well as their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694008537
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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