Otis and Peanut Forever and Ever

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Author: NASEEM HRAB

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Owlkids Books

ISBN: 9781771474979

RRP: $39.99

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The Frog and Toad-style duo returns in a new series of stories about celebrating loved ones, past and present. Otis and Peanut are back! Grounded in the tender, supportive friendship between a long-haired guinea pig and a naked mole rat, the second book in this junior graphic novel series explores themes of grief and remembrance with sensitivity, humor, and optimism. The three stories in this book reveal how the pair deal with the death of Pearl, Peanut’s sister and Otis’s friend. In The Cake, Peanut bakes a sweet treat for Otis using Pearl’s recipe and teaches him that there’s always a good reason to eat cake-even if it’s for no reason at all! In The Dream, Peanut is missing his sister, but finds a way to keep her memory close. And in The Collection, the two friends celebrate old memories, and make some new ones. Author Naseem Hrab brings wit and lightness to challenging subject matter. The profound lessons she shares about missing someone you love will resonate with young readers. Poignant, funny, and sweeter than a slice of Pearl’s Strawberry Layer Cake, Otis & Peanut: Forever and Ever is a treat to be enjoyed at any time. AGES: 6 to 8 AUTHOR: Naseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller, and the author of the Ira Crumb series, How to Party Like a Snail, The Sour Cherry Tree, and Weekend Dad, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Rumpus. She loves improv and coffee ice cream. Naseem lives in Toronto, Ontario. Kelly Collier was born in Ottawa and grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where she still lives with her husband and daughter. She has an identical twin sister and an older brother. As kids, Kelly and her sister drew all the time, mostly in an effort to “outdraw” their brother. Kelly studied illustration in college and is both the author and illustrator of the Steve the Horse series. SELLING POINTS: . The second book in the Otis & Peanut series by author Naseem Hrab and illustrator Kelly Collier, the team behind How to Party Like a Snail . Features delightful comic illustrations and a cheerful, minimalist color palette . Supports character education and social-emotional learning themes . A touching mediation on loss and friendship

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