Itty Bitty Betty Blob

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Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
Hippo Park
Publish Date
8.4 X 11.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
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
★ "Constance Lombaro's straightforward, sweetly witty prose will have readers rooting for Betty as well as nervously holding their breath on her behalf as she dares to embrace being different. Micah Player's boldly drawn, emotion-infused illustrations expertly embody everything from Ghoultington Academy's imposing gothic architecture to the puffs' extreme cuteness and manic energy. There are a lot of fun little details for itty bitty bibliophiles to discover upon rereads too. Itty Bitty Betty Blob's nicely balanced combination of humor, emotion and inspiration makes it an absolute treat of a read--a warm and wonderful reminder to celebrate our differences and dare to share joy with others." --BookPage, starred review

"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

"A 'sweet-tempered be-yourself' tale." --Publishers Weekly

"Itty Bitty Betty Blob is not your typical monster, being a small, round pink creature who loves rainbows, flowers, dancing, and singing...Most of the illustrations are in black, white, and gray, whereas Betty appears pink in several pictures. Humorous artwork reveals Betty's body flattening out during sleep, shower time, and while sliding under a log in the forest. Youngsters will get a kick out of this latest tale about just being yourself." --Booklist

"I laughed, I cried, I love Betty Blob! Be Yourself and joy will follow." --Bex, Books Are Magic (Brooklyn, NY)

"A great book to show that joy and happiness can be contagious if we just be who we are. 10 out of 10, this book is a beautiful masterpiece!" --Donna, McLean & Eakin (Petoskey, MI)

"Okay, I'm in love! Itty Bitty Betty Blob, you are perfectly precious just as you are!" --Fred, Oblong Books (Rhinebeck, NY)