Toofer & The Giblet
Both Standard & Signed editions available. First Edition of First in the Series!
"These are the kinds of stories that leave imprints on our hearts, destined to become classics. Reminiscent of Frog and Toad, these charming tales illustrate all that is important in life. Kids will love them, but so will the adults lucky enough to be reading them out loud.” – Firoozeh Dumas, multi-award-winning New York Times Bestselling author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent
"Charming animal tales starring captivating characters." -Kirkus Reviews
"Each chapter encourages discussion and is a good length to read aloud to a child at bedtime. LeBlanc imparts her lessons subtly, never with a heavy hand. And Toofer and The Giblet both have strengths and weaknesses, lending them an authenticity shared by all of the best characters in children’s literature: Toad from The Wind in the Willows, for example, or Harriet Welsch in Harriet the Spy. The watercolor illustrations and cover design are utterly enchanting, with glowing, jewel-like colors and intricate details well worth lingering over. In all, Toofer and The Giblet is a book readers will savor and read again and again, joyfully discovering something new each time." - BlueInk Starred Review, Notable Book
Toofer is reserved, thoughtful, and observant, while The Giblet is outgoing and sociable. Filled with clever adventures and stand-alone stories, this series invites readers to re-discover their own world. At the heart of Toofer & The Giblet is a deep friendship, revealed through the innocence and wisdom of its characters. On the surface, these books will teach children to value friendship, prize honesty, and act with integrity, but I believe the real power of Toofer & The Giblet besides, the ability to amuse, lies in their appeal to teachers, parents, and grandparents. These are clever adventures and stand-alone stories, but at the heart of this series is a deep kinship between two opposites, who are simultaneously innocent and wise.