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  • Balloon Toons: My Friend, Fred (the Plant)
  • Written by Daniel Cleary
    Illustrated by Kanako Usui
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781609052959
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Synopsis

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Here's an offbeat story about a catboy who's best friend is a sunflower named Fred. When Fred and his buddy pass by a skeptical skateboarding cat-kid, he asks sneering questions about Fred and the duo's friendship. After a near miss with wilting heat and a fun, rain-soaked flower dance, the former skeptic decides that his new friends aren't so weird after all . . . at least no weirder than he is! This charming addition to the Balloon Toons series offers a canny portrait of how kids project personalities and feelings onto toys and other objects, and conveys the satisfaction felt when making an unexpected friend.
Daniel Cleary

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Daniel Cleary - Balloon Toons: My Friend, Fred (the Plant)
Daniel Cleary is an artist, clothing designer, and actor-turned-writer, who makes his Blue Apple Books debut in fall 2010. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he now lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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On the Balloon Toons series:
"The writing is consistently simple, clear, and often repetitious, with visual clues to aid comprehension. The layout is engaging and accessible, enhanced by large-print speech bubbles and vivid, cartoon-style art. The combination of easy-to-read texts, high-interest plots, and eye-catching illustrations will make these titles appealing to reluctant and emerging readers." --SLJ

On Daniel Cleary's Prickles vs. the Dust Bunnies:
"...reminiscent of Mo Willems' Pigeon stories." --SLJ

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