Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book Review: Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite

 Every child would like to believe they are the favorite. Most Moms will tell you that all her children are her favorites. This story is such a tale. Mr. Fuzzbuster was the first pet and fancied himself at the top. Over time his owner acquires more pets and they all think they are her favorite. So Lily answers their question!


 Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite by Stacy McAnulty 
 Illustrated by  Edward Hemingway

Mr. Fuzzbuster knew he was Lily’s favorite. They did everything together. Naps. Story time. Walks. And more naps. But now four more animals lived in the house.…

To prove he’s still Lily’s favorite, Mr. Fuzzbuster will have to ask her, but will her answer surprise him? This is a sweet story for any parent dealing with sibling rivalry. Kirkus gave it a positive review:  "This tale of who's the preferred pet will charm animal lovers of all stripes."

STACY MCANULTY is certain she's her mom's favorite. Her younger brother disagrees. She's the author of Beautiful, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach; and 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. Originally from upstate New York, she now lives in Kernersville, North Carolina, with her three children, two dogs, and one husband. She doesn't have a favorite. You can find her online at www.stacymcanulty.com.

EDWARD HEMINGWAY is certain he's Stacy McAnulty's favorite illustrator, although the illustrators of Stacy's other books may disagree. Edward himself is the author and illustrator of the children's books Bump in the Night, Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, Bad Apple's Perfect Day, and Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus. Originally from Bozeman, Montana, he now lives in Brooklyn where he teaches creative writing at the master's level at SVA in Manhattan. If he has any favorite students, he'll never tell. Learn more about him online at www.edwardhemingway.com.

I just loved this book. We've added two littles to our family over the last six years and it is easy for each of the older children to feel like they not as special. Of course that is never the case but when a new baby comes in they do have immediate needs that have to be priority and it can feel that way to a young child. Mr. Fuzzbuster is a great book to show how each pet (or child) is equally loved and special. We really enjoyed reading this book and having the discussion about who is the favorite. I like to answer just like Lily by saying - You are my favorite Jace! To my six year old.


Two Lions is offering a copy of MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE’S THE FAVORITE to one lucky winner

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