The Buddy Bench

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.95  $16.69
Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date
9.3 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

PATTY BROZO (Green Valley, AZ and Traverse City, MI) has been writing stories for and about children since taking creative writing classes in college. She is the author of Miss Pinkeltink's Purse and The Buddy Bench.

Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including the Sueño Bay Adventures series, the Tank & Fizz Mystery series and the Graphic Guide Adventure series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's commercial animation program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.


A story inspired by a real-life effort to achieve social inclusion. The generosity on display is heartening. Inviting.-- (05/08/2019)
A fantastic story that fosters empathy, understanding, friendship and inclusivity.-- (09/17/2019)

it was amazing

This Tilbury House Treasure is my 2019, to be released in August, favorite book of the year so far. The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo and illus. by Mike Deas is a gem. Written in a beautiful lyrical voice, with perfectly complimenting illustrations, this pairing shares a story of inclusion. There are children left out, who just want to be heard, but are too shy or different or scared to ask. They all come together, their differences aside, to do a citizen project that benefits all. Kid tested and approved, today's library group of kids asked about making their own buddy benches at their school! A picture book to be read aloud again and again and will be one I purchase for my own personal book collection!

-- (05/10/2019)