Bob and Flo and the Missing Bucket (Board Book)

Rebecca Ashdown (Author)


It's Flo's first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow. Then she meets a fellow penguin named Bob. And soon her bucket disappears! Can you help Flo find her bucket? With simple, bright illustrations and a gentle humor, Rebecca Ashdown's perfectly pitched preschool tale shows that while buckets may get lost, friends are made to be found. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book!

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
June 27, 2017
5.9 X 0.7 X 6.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Board Books
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About the Author

Rebecca Ashdown loved to draw during her growing-up years. A former graphic designer and animator, she now focuses on writing and illustrating books for young children. Bob and Flo marked her publishing debut, followed by Bob and Flo Play Hide-and-Seek. She lives in England.


* "Understated illustrations made of textured papers in muted tones keep the focus on the developing friendship and the slapstick humor. Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo...and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs."
--Kirkus, starred review

"Large simple shapes and uncluttered pastel backgrounds will appeal to very young children. Youngsters will also enjoy spotting the pink pail right in front of Flo's eyes."

"Ashdown's simply composed mixed-media illustrations featuring large, solid-shaped penguin characters are well suited for group sharing, and the collage-like elements add enough detail to hold young viewers' attention."
--Horn Book Magazine

"The spare, deadpan narration follows Flo's ensuing search as she nonchalantly passes by bucket-shaped sand castles and casually notices "there was something different" about Bob's appearance. Ashdown's charming mixed-media illustrations show Bob's humorous transformations of the bucket into a hat, a stepping stool, and a drum."
--School Library Journal