Little Bessie Lee is on a mission to save the pandas! The adventures of Teeny Houdini come in short, easy-to-read chapters full of hilarious illustrations--a favorite series for building confident readers!
When Bessie and her class take a field trip to the zoo, they get to meet someone very special: Xiao Qi Ji, a baby panda! But when Bessie learns that pandas are in danger, she has to do something to save them.
Everyone in her class is working on a plan to help the pandas, yet only one group will get to present theirs at the panda showcase. With some extra-strong magic, Bessie will make sure her team's plan is the best. Will that be enough to save the pandas?
Teeny Houdini, also known as Bessie Lee, is an overly excited, mischievous first grader who bounces off the walls--and off the page--with her volume, enthusiasm, and grand ideas, which are just too big for her tiny frame. Bessie's multigenerational Chinese American family is the warm center of the stories, from exasperated but loving big sister Bailey to the always encouraging and understanding Gramma.
Kid-friendly and engaging, the Teeny Houdini series is a good fit for early chapter book readers.
As a bonus, kids learn the real and simple steps to a different magic trick in each book. In book three, Bessie demonstrates how to use a rope to make a Bear Knot.Zoe expertly captures Bessie's heart and humor in black-and-white illustrations that perfectly complement the laugh-out-loud funny text.
About the Author
Katrina Moore taught elementary school for thirteen years. Now, she enjoys traveling to visit schools and students near and far. She is the author of the picture books, Hope is A Hop, Sometimes Love, Grumpy New Year, Grandpa Grumps, One Hug, and more, as well as the Teeny Houdini chapter book series. Her star shines brightest when she's sharing a good book, or a new adventure, with her family, friends, and students. She lives with her husband, dogs, and two star-studded children in Georgia.
Zoe Si is a cartoonist and illustrator who has illustrated a number of children's books and is a regular contributor of cartoons and humor pieces to the New Yorker. She has a lifelong passion for laughing at her own jokes and is always looking for new ways to tell stories with her art. Zoe lives with her husband in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, where she also practiced law for several years. Visit her at www.zoe-si.com.
Praise for One Hug: "The excitement is catching, and readers would need hearts of stone not to moved by the family togetherness on display. By the end, readers will be searching out hugs of their own. The book amply demonstrates that 'hugging makes us family.'" -- Kirkus Reviews
"The simple rhyming text describes the many ways loved ones may hug. Although the text focuses on different kinds of hugs, the overall story manages to dig deeper into the many facets of love, affection, and what makes a family. An enjoyable read-aloud to be shared one-on-one or in a small group setting. Recommended." -- School Library Journal
"In a story that celebrates family, one unique hug at a time, One Hug shares the joy of a family being united... With vivid and energetic illustrations by Julia Woolf, and the rhythmic, rhyming of Katrina Moore's words, readers will be caught up in the joy of a special celebration." -- Manhattan Book Review