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Bogart and Vinnie: A Completely Made-up Story of True Friendship   by Audrey Vernick, Henry Cole (Illustrated by)
On Sale Date: June 18, 2013
9780802728227, 0802728227
$16.99 USD, $18.00 CAD
Hardcover Picture Book
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Walker Childrens
40 pages
Color
11.1 in W | 10 in H | 0.5 in T | 1 lb Wt
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The traditional animal friendship story gets an unusual twist in this hilarious pairing of Vinnie, a crazy-happy dog, and Bogart, his rhinoceros best friend!

When Vinnie, a crazy-happy dog, gets lost while visiting a nature preserve with his family, he finds comfort in the company of Bogart, a big, lazy rhinoceros. Vinnie loves his new friend, but Bogart would rather just take a nap. A friendship soon blossoms-even if Vinnie's definition of "friendship" is very different from Bogart's-and when word of their unique situation spreads, Bogart and Vinnie are a worldwide sensation! But as soon as their fifteen seconds of fame ends, what's left is a bond even Bogart can't ignore.

Pairing picture-book veteran, Henry Cole, with up-and-coming author, Audrey Vernick, this clever spoof of the unendingly popular interspecies animal-friendship story is full of heart and humor.
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Audrey Vernick is the author of several picture books, including So You Want to Be a Rock Star, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and Brothers at Bat, which was a New York Times Notable Book and Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award winner. A two-time recipient of the New Jersey Arts Council's fiction fellowship, Audrey lives near the ocean with her husband, two children, and two crazy-happy dogs. www.audreyvernick.com

HENRY COLE has illustrated more than ninety books for children, including Unspoken, which received several starred reviews and is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the popular (and often banned) And Tango Makes Three, and I Know a Wee Piggy, which received two starred reviews. He lives in both Florida and Virginia.
www.henrycole.net

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for So You Want to Be a Rock Star:

"A wicked good time."—Kirkus Reviews

"Has huge kid appeal. . . . put in some earplugs and rock out at storytime."Booklist

"Air guitarists, rejoice!"—Publishers Weekly


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