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Binky

Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
Board Book
$7.99 US
7"W x 7"H x 0.58"D   | 10 oz | 48 per carton
On sale Apr 12, 2005 | 24 Pages | 978-0-7636-2364-7
Age 0-3 years | Up to Preschool
A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Binky in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite binky. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up a scenario near and dear to every toddler's heart, raising the plaintive question: can there be any peace in the house when a beloved binky is not to be found?
The message: Even the smallest comforts have the power to make the very young feel safe and secure.
—Parenting

Bold black outlines and rounded shapes give the pages a reassuring air.
—Publishers Weekly
Leslie Patricelli made her board-book debut with the winsome Big LittleQuiet Loud, and Yummy Yucky. "I call Binkyand its companion book Blankie 'the attachment series,'" she says. "During our years of early child-rearing, my husband and I have spent countless frantic hours looking for Binky. Usually the search is tense, as it typically begins when our toddler wants her binky NOW! I found myself thinking how funny it must look to our kids to see us on our hands and knees, digging around the house — and I began to sketch my baby character looking for his own binky.

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A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Binky in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite binky. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up a scenario near and dear to every toddler's heart, raising the plaintive question: can there be any peace in the house when a beloved binky is not to be found?

Praise

The message: Even the smallest comforts have the power to make the very young feel safe and secure.
—Parenting

Bold black outlines and rounded shapes give the pages a reassuring air.
—Publishers Weekly

Author

Leslie Patricelli made her board-book debut with the winsome Big LittleQuiet Loud, and Yummy Yucky. "I call Binkyand its companion book Blankie 'the attachment series,'" she says. "During our years of early child-rearing, my husband and I have spent countless frantic hours looking for Binky. Usually the search is tense, as it typically begins when our toddler wants her binky NOW! I found myself thinking how funny it must look to our kids to see us on our hands and knees, digging around the house — and I began to sketch my baby character looking for his own binky.

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