It’s a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue backyard pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when—oops!—Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal’s sopping-wet spirits?
Complete with lemonade and sunbathing, this Brownie & Pearl story subtly models conflict resolution—and is incredibly refreshing!
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
Brian Biggs is the author and illustrator of many books for kids, including the Tinyville Town books, the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series (written by Jon Scieszka), Everything Goes, and Bike & Trike by Elizabeth Verdick. Brian has worked as an art director, graphic designer, and animator for interactivity and multimedia projects. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising, posters, toys, and puzzles. He works in an old garage. Visit him at MrBiggs.com.