Farewell Floppy

Written by Benjamin Chaud; Taylor Norman (Translator)
Written by Benjamin Chaud
Translated by Taylor Norman

Chronicle Books, March 2015.

It was the perfect plan: abandon pet rabbit Floppy in the woods and take a giant leap toward adulthood. Having a bunny that moonlights as a best friend is for babies, right? It's better to cut a pet loose, make new human friends, and not be so dependent on a floppy-eared fur ball bent on chewing electrical cords, right? If saying good-bye to Floppy is required to grow up, why does life without Floppy seem so wrong? From Benjamin Chaud, the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of The Bear's Song and The Bear's Sea Escape, comes this unforgettable, thought-provoking picture book about the power of unlikely friendships.

About the Author

Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator of more than 60 books, including the New York Times Notable Book The Bear's Song. He is also the illustrator of I Didn't Do My Homework Because... and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... He lives in the southeast of France.

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