From the creators of Goodnight Already!, Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about Bear and Duck.
I loved and reviewed the book Goodnight Already last March and I have to say that I may actually like the follow-up book about Bear and Duck even more! How often does that happen?! I think a lot of parents of small children will relate to Bear which is what makes I Love You Already so hilarious and enjoyable to me. My kids like it because reading a story about a frantic Duck with a Bear who would rather be reading is just funny.
Bear likes his peace and quiet and can’t wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. However, Duck comes over and insists that they do a million different things together so that Bear will like him…or love him…even MORE! As you can guess by the title that Bear tries telling his friend, Duck, that he already does love him! There is no need for him to do anything special. Isn’t that how beautiful friendships are supposed to work? While Duck may be able to wrap his head around the fact that Bear already does love him and treasures their friendship by the end of the book, it may not get Bear out of going on his usually quiet, relaxing morning walks with his very talkative friend from that day forward. Ha! Isn’t friendships grand? Adorable and charming, we look forward to the next Bear and Duck book!
About the Author: Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Recipient. Jory’s work includes the New York Times bestselling novel “The Terrible Two,” the award-winning picture book “Goodnight Already!” and the national bestseller “All my friends are dead” and a sequel, “All my friends are still dead,” which received the 2013 ALA Reluctant Young Readers Award. Jory’s forthcoming picture books include “Quit Calling Me a Monster!” (illustrated by Bob Shea) and “Penguin Problems” (illustrated by Lane Smith). Jory has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco’s Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers. Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com.
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