Itty Bitty Betty Blob (Hardcover)

Itty Bitty Betty Blob By Constance Lombardo, Micah Player (Illustrator) Cover Image

Itty Bitty Betty Blob (Hardcover)


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Perfect for ages 4-8, with adorable art in pinks and grays, Itty Bitty Betty Blob will make even the grumpiest monsters giggle! A positive message makes it extra special: "You don't have to try so hard to be like everyone else, being yourself is enough!" 

Picture Day can be a lot of pressure, especially when you're not so good at making monster faces! Poor Betty likes rainbows and dandelions a lot more than being scary! But one day, something happens--and everything turns around in this uniquely funny story that reminds us that differences should be shared, not hidden! Perfect for fans of Sweety by Andrea Zuill and classics, such as Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and Chrysanthemum.

It's monster picture day again, and Itty Bitty Betty Blob sits in front of the mirror where she practices growling for the camera. But for Betty it's not so easy. She's not a typical monster, so she doesn't love scaring anyone. What she loves is dancing and rainbows and cute furry creatures. So when mom hands her a perfectly horrible scaly black dress to wear on picture day, Betty isn't sure. Of course she wants to make mom happy, so she practices her growls in the mirror, and tries to look as monstery as her school friends. She even heads off to school with high hopes, practicing all the way there. . . and that's when she makes a discovery and soon finds herself among new friends with ideas that just feel right.
Constance Lombardo began drawing when she was 10 years old, inspired in part by the Illustrators Annuals her dad brought home from the advertising agency where he worked, and in part by her sister doing a drawing and getting lots of attention. She’s the author/illustrator of the middle grade Mr. Puffball series (HarperCollins) the picture book, Everybody Says Meow, and Hippo Park's hilarious Tiny Spoon vs. Little Fork. She lives in Asheville, NC with her family. @conlombardowrites

Micah Player began his illustration career desiging and illustrating for Paul Frank Industries. He is the author/illustrator of the picture books Chloe, Instead and the Lately Lily series (Chronicle Books). He is the illustrator more recently of two books by Lucky Diaz: Palatero Man and La Guitarrista (Harper). He lives in a little house beneath a giant tree in the Utah mountains, with a lovely schoolteacher (and wife) named Stephanie. They are the parents of two kids, one Yorkshire terrier, and several Casio keyboards. Micah's Instagram, where he shares his own illustrations and words express his feelings about the current state of the world, and is a terrific place to get to know him. @micahplayer
Product Details ISBN: 9781662640148
ISBN-10: 1662640145
Publisher: Hippo Park
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
"Children will enjoy the humor…and will be heartened by Betty’s willingness to embrace what makes her different...A light touch delivers an increasingly common but important message." —Kirkus Reviews