The neighborhood block party is today. Jada and Jamal Perkins are super excited. Their best friends, Carlita Garcia and Josh Cornell, are on their way over. Mr. Perkins promised them a BIG surprise. Thump! Thump! Thump! Bump! Bump! Bump! The surprise is thumping and bumping its way around the Perkinses’ backyard. What could it be? And how will the Bradford Street Buddies get a surprise that BIG to the block party?
About the Author
JERDINE NOLEN is the author of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books including Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, and Irene's Wish.
MICHELLE HENNINGER lives with her family in Arvada, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She is the illustrator of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and The First Easter Day, a picture book by Jill Roman Lord.
"Full-color, detailed watercollor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters. This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence." —Kirkus
"Ink-and-watercolor illustrations provide helpful visual cues while capturing the autumnal atmosphere and the distinct facial expressions of the multicultural cast...This approachable story will be rewarding for kids just getting into independent reading." —Booklist