About the book:
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."
Thoughts about this book:
Our first grade Writing Workshop classes have recently started their Opinion Writing Units. The first thing students begin to write about is a favorite ____________ (fill in the blank). I have learned a lot about Shopkins recently, and about favorite toys, shells, and of course, pets as I read their writing. Children have interesting criteria for what qualifies as a favorite. Sometimes it just means that it sparkles or is the shiniest. However, just as fast as something becomes a favorite, it can also be replaced with a new favorite.
Stacy McAnulty addresses the perennial question "Whose your favorite?" in her new book, Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite. Mr. Fuzzbuster knows he is the favorite of Lily (his human owner) and he as the drawing to prove it. However, the other pets in the house would happily disagree. Lily is a smart kid and knows just how to answer the question but there is a twist at the end, which just may keep Mr. Fuzzbuster up all night.
I look forward to sharing Mr. Fuzzbuster with 1st and 2nd grade teachers next week at our Writing Professional Development. For everyone else, enter to win a copy of the book below or pick up a copy at a local bookstore or library.
About the author: 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.
About the illustrator: 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.
Did you know Mr. Fuzzbuster loves writing notes? He wants to send cards to young readers across the country. Maybe he will be your favorite.
More information can be found at http://www.stacymcanulty.com/fuzzbuster-email
Enter to win a copy of Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite: Participants must be 13 years old or older and have a U.S. mailing address.