An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Kids * A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
From the creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, the third hysterical picture book about Duck and Bear, unlikely pals.
An excited Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear’s gone fishing for a whole week and is happy to finally get a second alone.
What will Duck do while Bear is gone? How will he survive without his best pal?!
About the Author
Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E. B. White Read Aloud Honor recipient. Jory’s work includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series; the bestselling Terrible Two series; the popular picture books The Bad Seed, Penguin Problems, and Quit Calling Me a Monster!; and the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among other books. He lives in Oregon. You can visit him online at www.joryjohn.com.
Benji Davies loves to draw and make up stories. He has written several picture books and illustrated many more, picking up a clutch of awards along the way. Twice winner of Oscar’s Book Prize, he also won the children’s book category of the AOI World Illustration Awards and was the winner of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year award. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold over six million copies worldwide. Benji lives in London, England, with his wife and daughter.
“John and Davies team up for a third (and possibly the best) tale of reluctant, one-sided friendship. The story...[is] dynamic and begs to be hammed up during read-alouds.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Davies’ bright and funny illustrations are equal partners in the telling of the tale and its humor—Bear’s expressions say it all. This odd Duck and grouchy Bear make an excellent pair.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Davies’s background as an animator is evident in his wonderfully contrasting, ever-changing colors and kinetics. The use of varied panels, poses, and fonts keeps the eyes and mind moving through the action.” — School Library Journal
“Children will enjoy the light, satirical humor in this story of two unlikely companions. A hilarious choice for most libraries.” — School Library Journal
“Come Home Already! ...[will] have you smiling as soon as you see the dust jacket and you’ll be laughing out loud at the book case. The story inside will have your sides aching from pure glee.” — Librarian’s Quest (blog)
“Readers are going to thank you for reading it during story time and ask you to read it again. You will certainly want a copy for your professional collection and your collection at home.” — Librarian’s Quest (blog)
“Packed with laugh-out-loud moments and wonderfully expressive illustrations, the tales of offbeat Duck and grumpy Bear beg to be read aloud again and again.” — Brightly