Bartleby Huddle is a sweet, happy child. He gurgles and coos, giggles and laughs, but he hasn’t said a single word—not baby, not peekaboo, not even MINE! The rest of the noisy Huddles— Mama, Papa, and big sister Isadora—outdo themselves trying to make Bartleby say . . . something! It’s only wise Grampy Huddle who understands that Bartleby will speak in his own good time. And when he does speak, they’d better listen!
Exuberant art perfectly captures the hilarious antics of this boisterous family as it learns a lesson from its youngest member and discovers the joys that can be experienced by the simple act of listening.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||10.28(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
ROBIN CRUISE’s noteworthy books include Little Mamá Forgets, a Booklist Editors’ Choice. She lives in Kirkland, Washington. KEVIN HAWKES’s many award-winning picture books include Granite Baby by Lynne Bertrand, selected a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book. He lives in Gorham, Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well-reviewed by Horn, SLJ, and Kirkus, this title does have merit --- it provides us with a moral, some action, and a pay-off for the suspense. However, overall, the story and illustrations are really not quite special enough to merit purchase of this picture book.