Come and explore Mr. Kringle’s special little toy shop, where he spends his days helping every customer find just the right toy. When a box arrives at the shop with a small stuffed bunny inside, Mr. Kringle determines to find him a loving home in time for Christmas. Could the little girl who peers through the toy-shop window be the one who provides just the home he seeks?
Meet Teddy, the stuffed bear who befriends Bunny, and watch their friendship deepen as, one by one, the other toys leave the shop. Will the little girl who stared at Bunny through the window ever come back to claim him?
Frances Wolfe’s vibrant paintings complement her poignant prose in this heartwarming tale of love lost and found for the young and the young at heart.
About Frances Wolfe
Tundra’s FRANCES WOLFE makes her home on the Nova Scotia shore, where her family has lived for more than a century. Her first book, Where I Live, was awarded the Ann Connor Brimer Award for an outstanding contribution to Canadian children’s literature as well as the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration. Her second book, One Wish, was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Book Illustration, presented by the Halifax Regional Municipality. Both books are currently available in English and Spanish. Wolfe is a self-taught artist and an accomplished storyteller, puppeteer, and children’s programmer. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children in a library setting.
Praise for Where I Live: “. . . words and images together take readers to a . . . serene seascape and result in a lovely picture book.” — School Library Journal
“The wonderfully reproduced oil paintings are the highlight of this lovely book . . . Every coastal bookstore will have to have [it].” — ABA Kids’ Pick of the List
Praise for One Wish: “Stunning, light-filled paintings dominate each spread. . . . This book is a beautiful marriage of image and text, presenting a breathtaking panoramic view of life along the shore . . .” — School Library Journal
“The highly realistic and luminous double-page oil paintings . . . are stunning in their rich colours and clarity. . . .” –Canadian Children’s Book News