{"id":512881360906,"title":"Poppy's Best Babies","handle":"poppys-best-babies","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eSusan Eaddy\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRosalinde Bonnet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePoppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem--new baby twins!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters. 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She is also an illustrator who sculpts clay into art for magazines and children's books, including \u003ci\u003eMy Love for You Is the Sun\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Susan Eaddy\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Susan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalinde Bonnet, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalinde Bonnet is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003ePoppy's Best Paper; The Little Red Elf; Zip! Zoom! On a Broom; Pablo in the Snow; Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match;\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eElla and Penguin Stick Together\u003c\/i\u003e. She is also the author and illustrator of several picture books, including \u003ci\u003eDaddy Honk Honk!\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rosalinde Bonnet\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalinde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy the bunny is excited about her grandma GeeGee's visit. When she gets home from school, her hip grandma is pulling up on a motorcycle with her guitar on her back. Poppy has brand-new twin sisters, and those babies are ruining her quality time with GeeGee. Her grandma is too busy helping with the twins to make puppets, or cook Root Beer Carrots. Even reading at bedtime is spoiled when GeeGee falls asleep while reading. After Poppy makes a huge mess in the kitchen, GeeGee confronts her and the bunny can stand it no longer: \"Poppy stomped. Worst babies! She stomped again and threw her spoon. Worst Grandma!\" GeeGee promptly sends her to her room to do some thinking. After some time (and tears), Poppy comes up with the idea for a party to welcome the twins and GeeGee, and her friends and neighbors show up for the fun. Mixed-media illustrations with a matte quality are visually engaging. Hand-lettered speech bubbles punctuate the text but do not overwhelm it. Poppy, with her long white bunny ears, will charm readers while Poppy's savvy classmate, Petunia, provides comic relief. VERDICT Children adjusting to new siblings will relate to the content, and the ending is a loving resolution to Poppy frustrations. Perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublisher's Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy, a little bunny with ears so long they trail to the floor, is excited that her beloved grandmother GeeGee has come to help with her new twin sisters. But the twins occupy most of GeeGee’s time; she’s too busy to make crafts with Poppy and can’t even stay awake while reading her a bedtime story. Poppy finally reaches a breaking point. “Worst babies!” she shouts, throwing a tantrum in the kitchen, “Worst Grandma!” Bonnet’s mixed media and collage illustrations start out winsome, but Bonnet soon shows she can make Poppy’s disappointment, hurt, and righteous anger visceral and authentic. In this follow-up to Poppy’s Best Paper, Eaddy takes an unhurried approach to storytelling, giving emotional depth to a familiar tale of displacement. Readers will feel sympathy for Poppy, though the tough situation ultimately leads her to become more self-reliant and capable of putting others first.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-cvr.jpg?8779368613891662361\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-hires.zip?8779368613891662361\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-teachers-guide.pdf?v=1586187341\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Teachers' Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-activity-kit.pdf?v=1586187344\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-58089-770-9\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-629-2\u003c\/span\u003e EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-630-8\u003c\/span\u003e PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e8 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2018-02-28T11:42:17-05:00","created_at":"2018-02-28T11:32:32-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Art\/Music\/Theater","Browse by Subject_Life Lessons \u0026 Skills","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play","envy","family","girl"],"price":1599,"price_min":1599,"price_max":1599,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":2436387012618,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"97709","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Poppy's Best Babies - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1599,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-770-9"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/poppys-best-babies-cover.jpg?v=1570538491"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/poppys-best-babies-cover.jpg?v=1570538491","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":2481752735823,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.815,"height":736,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/poppys-best-babies-cover.jpg?v=1570538489"},"aspect_ratio":0.815,"height":736,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/poppys-best-babies-cover.jpg?v=1570538489","width":600}],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eSusan Eaddy\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRosalinde Bonnet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePoppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem--new baby twins!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. 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She is also an illustrator who sculpts clay into art for magazines and children's books, including \u003ci\u003eMy Love for You Is the Sun\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Susan Eaddy\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Susan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalinde Bonnet, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalinde Bonnet is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003ePoppy's Best Paper; The Little Red Elf; Zip! Zoom! On a Broom; Pablo in the Snow; Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match;\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eElla and Penguin Stick Together\u003c\/i\u003e. She is also the author and illustrator of several picture books, including \u003ci\u003eDaddy Honk Honk!\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rosalinde Bonnet\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalinde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy the bunny is excited about her grandma GeeGee's visit. When she gets home from school, her hip grandma is pulling up on a motorcycle with her guitar on her back. Poppy has brand-new twin sisters, and those babies are ruining her quality time with GeeGee. Her grandma is too busy helping with the twins to make puppets, or cook Root Beer Carrots. Even reading at bedtime is spoiled when GeeGee falls asleep while reading. After Poppy makes a huge mess in the kitchen, GeeGee confronts her and the bunny can stand it no longer: \"Poppy stomped. Worst babies! She stomped again and threw her spoon. Worst Grandma!\" GeeGee promptly sends her to her room to do some thinking. After some time (and tears), Poppy comes up with the idea for a party to welcome the twins and GeeGee, and her friends and neighbors show up for the fun. Mixed-media illustrations with a matte quality are visually engaging. Hand-lettered speech bubbles punctuate the text but do not overwhelm it. Poppy, with her long white bunny ears, will charm readers while Poppy's savvy classmate, Petunia, provides comic relief. VERDICT Children adjusting to new siblings will relate to the content, and the ending is a loving resolution to Poppy frustrations. Perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublisher's Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy, a little bunny with ears so long they trail to the floor, is excited that her beloved grandmother GeeGee has come to help with her new twin sisters. But the twins occupy most of GeeGee’s time; she’s too busy to make crafts with Poppy and can’t even stay awake while reading her a bedtime story. Poppy finally reaches a breaking point. “Worst babies!” she shouts, throwing a tantrum in the kitchen, “Worst Grandma!” Bonnet’s mixed media and collage illustrations start out winsome, but Bonnet soon shows she can make Poppy’s disappointment, hurt, and righteous anger visceral and authentic. In this follow-up to Poppy’s Best Paper, Eaddy takes an unhurried approach to storytelling, giving emotional depth to a familiar tale of displacement. Readers will feel sympathy for Poppy, though the tough situation ultimately leads her to become more self-reliant and capable of putting others first.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-cvr.jpg?8779368613891662361\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-hires.zip?8779368613891662361\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-teachers-guide.pdf?v=1586187341\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Teachers' Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-babies-activity-kit.pdf?v=1586187344\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-58089-770-9\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-629-2\u003c\/span\u003e EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-630-8\u003c\/span\u003e PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e8 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Poppy's Best Babies

By: Susan Eaddy / Illustrated by: Rosalinde Bonnet

Poppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem--new baby twins!

Poppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters. An honest and heartwarming look at sibling rivalry, and readers will identify with Poppy as she struggles with sibling rivalry--and cheer when her big heart helps her overcome her negative feelings.

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Susan Eaddy, author

Susan Eaddy is the author of Poppy's Best Paper. She is also an illustrator who sculpts clay into art for magazines and children's books, including My Love for You Is the Sun.

Read more about Susan.


Rosalinde Bonnet, illustrator

Rosalinde Bonnet is the illustrator of Poppy's Best Paper; The Little Red Elf; Zip! Zoom! On a Broom; Pablo in the Snow; Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match; and Ella and Penguin Stick Together. She is also the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Daddy Honk Honk!.

Read more about Rosalinde.

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School Library Journal

Poppy the bunny is excited about her grandma GeeGee's visit. When she gets home from school, her hip grandma is pulling up on a motorcycle with her guitar on her back. Poppy has brand-new twin sisters, and those babies are ruining her quality time with GeeGee. Her grandma is too busy helping with the twins to make puppets, or cook Root Beer Carrots. Even reading at bedtime is spoiled when GeeGee falls asleep while reading. After Poppy makes a huge mess in the kitchen, GeeGee confronts her and the bunny can stand it no longer: "Poppy stomped. Worst babies! She stomped again and threw her spoon. Worst Grandma!" GeeGee promptly sends her to her room to do some thinking. After some time (and tears), Poppy comes up with the idea for a party to welcome the twins and GeeGee, and her friends and neighbors show up for the fun. Mixed-media illustrations with a matte quality are visually engaging. Hand-lettered speech bubbles punctuate the text but do not overwhelm it. Poppy, with her long white bunny ears, will charm readers while Poppy's savvy classmate, Petunia, provides comic relief. VERDICT Children adjusting to new siblings will relate to the content, and the ending is a loving resolution to Poppy frustrations. Perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing.

Publisher's Weekly

Poppy, a little bunny with ears so long they trail to the floor, is excited that her beloved grandmother GeeGee has come to help with her new twin sisters. But the twins occupy most of GeeGee’s time; she’s too busy to make crafts with Poppy and can’t even stay awake while reading her a bedtime story. Poppy finally reaches a breaking point. “Worst babies!” she shouts, throwing a tantrum in the kitchen, “Worst Grandma!” Bonnet’s mixed media and collage illustrations start out winsome, but Bonnet soon shows she can make Poppy’s disappointment, hurt, and righteous anger visceral and authentic. In this follow-up to Poppy’s Best Paper, Eaddy takes an unhurried approach to storytelling, giving emotional depth to a familiar tale of displacement. Readers will feel sympathy for Poppy, though the tough situation ultimately leads her to become more self-reliant and capable of putting others first.

Hardcover 
ISBN: 978-1-58089-770-9

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-629-2 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-630-8 PDF
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 40
8 x 10