When the world
is full of friends,
the fun and laughter
Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with … But how will they cross the stream?
A warm and touching story about friendship and working together, from the author/illustrator pairing behind When the World Is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You.
“An intriguing combination of Beatrix Potteresque delicacy and expansive scale-the images feel big and small at the same time, assuring diminutive readers that home is not only a refuge from the world, but also a world that’s all their own.” – Publishers Weekly on WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED
“Shields’s sweet, melodious rhyme and Currey’s warm, lively watercolors trace the evening of a very appealing rabbit family… Children will be glad to snuggle up and be softly lulled to sleep by this soothing selection.” – Kirkus Reviews on WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED
“Nothing says bedtime like bunnies in a country cottage… at the end… a bright morning scene–‘Always lovely, / Always new, / Tomorrow’s waiting /Just for you.’–…does more to comfort than wake up sleepy listeners.” – Booklist on WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED
“Expectant parents will love this as a gift, little ones will warm to the reassuring story of each baby’s importance and bunny-rabbit aficionados will take this charming tale to heart.” – starred review, Kirkus Reviews on WHEN THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU
“Shields’s short, rhyming couplets are complemented by Currey’s warm, sunshine yellow watercolors. . . . The colorful paintings are full of detail yet create a peaceful atmosphere and are the perfect background to the simple, relaxed text. . . . Tender picture book is perfect to share with new siblings who are impatient to greet a little one of their own.” – School Library Journal on WHEN THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU
They knew they wanted friends more than anything else in the whole world … A classic and charming tale about friendship and working together, from the creative talent behind the bestselling When the World Was Waiting for You