Category: Children’s Picture Book
Author: Barbara Bockman
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616337032
eBook ISBN: 9781616337049
Published: Guardian Angel Publishing, September 2015
BonBon is a toy French Poodle living in the Twice Loved Toy Shop (what a great name!) in Paris, France. From the very beginning of Bockman’s story, we can feel BonBon’s heartfelt longing to be chosen as someone’s special toy. Will her wish come true?
We see many beautiful and historic places in this story—the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge—as BonBon’s friends discuss landmarks they’ve “seen” in their lives. But BonBon just wants to be noticed and decides she must practice patience. Despite ongoing challenges like being hidden behind bigger toys in the window, luck prevails and BonBon is spotted by a little girl looking for her Paris keepsake. Will she convince her mom that BonBon is the perfect souvenir?
Eugene Ruble’s detailed illustrations are beautiful and bring BonBon and her story to life. BonBon is a lovely story that is sure to delight young readers.
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