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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Barnaby Never Forgets

illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby

Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2017
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Humorous Stories, Daily Activities
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


Meet Barnaby, an unforgettable bunny (with a few blind spots)!

Barnaby has a very good memory. He remembers to brush his teeth and feed his grasshoppers, and he always, always remembers when it’s ice-cream night. So how can someone with such a good memory forget something so important? As Barnaby soon finds out, sometimes the thing that’s slipped your mind is right under your nose (or right above it). Lovable, scatterbrained Barnaby will win the hearts of adults and kids alike in Pierre Collet-Derby’s funny and familiar tale of remembering what you’ve forgotten — and learning to laugh at yourself.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Pierre Collet-Derby is a French artist and animator, and the illustrator of Goodnight Selfie by Scott Menchin and The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo by Sarah Lynn. He lives in Canada.

Editorial Reviews

Robust humour comes through loud and clear in Collet-Derby’s energetic lines and buoyant, even boisterous, text.
—Toronto Star

A recommended, silly read-aloud for the classroom, storytime, or one-on-one sharing.
—School Library Journal

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