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Children's Fiction Friendship

Percy's Perfect Friend

by (author) Lana Button

illustrated by Peggy Collins

Publisher
Pajama Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Category
Friendship, New Experience, Emotions & Feelings, Imagination & Play, Toys, Dolls, Puppets
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772782813
    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1

Description

When Percy finds himself in a kindergarten classroom full of unfamiliar children, he can’t help but feel uncomfortable and alone—that is, until he meets a cuddly new friend: a plush cat he names Miss Petticomb.

When Percy’s new friend is picked up by other children, Percy cautiously sets out to find her. On his journey to retrieve Miss Petticomb, Percy must decide whether it is better to share his friend with his classmates or keep her all to himself. A plush cat, a tea party, and the uniting power of toys may be the secret to saving Miss Petticomb and bringing Percy out of his shell.

In Percy’s Perfect Friend, early childhood educator Lana Button celebrates the importance of toys in play, the power they have to help children practice social skills, language skills, and imagination, and their ability to bring children together. ALA Schneider Honor Book Winner Peggy Collins captures Percy’s growth from uncertainty to confidence on his quest to save Miss Petticomb. He may just be surprised at the new friends he makes along the way.

About the authors

Lana Button is an early childhood educator and a children’s author, educator, and entertainer who is passionate about supporting and encouraging children through entertainment. Lana began writing following a career in television and theatre. Her books, including Willow Finds a Way, have been shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award, The Shining Willow Award, the Jean Throop IODE Award, the Rainforest of Reading Award, and more. Her most recent book, The Cow Said Boo, was a Parents Approved book. Lana lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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Peggy Collins is a graphic designer and an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to her name, including Harley the Hero, Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, In the Snow, and In the Garden. Peggy teaches animation at Loyalist College as well as illustration and drawing at St. Lawrence College. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math, indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario with her two children.

 

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