Farewell Floppy (Hardcover)

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A boy heads into the woods to abandon his rabbit Floppy, who is "a nincompoop." However, deep in the woods, he has a surprising realization. A hilarious narrator paired with great character design will have you laughing as you read (again and again and again).


— From Farewell Floppy


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/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.

Praise For…

"A nuanced first-person narrative illustrated with expressive use of line and a fine understanding of dramatic composition"--Booklist

"The sweet innocence of the artwork belies the serious issues that are touched on in this provocative picture book."--School Library Journal

"Thoughtful characterization and dreamlike forest landscapes."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452137346
ISBN-10: 145213734X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English