Vernon is on His Way

Philip C. Stead

Vernon is on His Way

Philip C. Stead

Today is a very nice day. There has never been a day so nice as this, except for maybe yesterday.

Join Vernon and his friends Skunk and Porcupine on a series of three enchanting adventures entitled Waiting, Fishing, and Gardening, as they comb the forest floor for trinkets and go fishing in their own unconventional way. Award-winning author Philip C. Stead’s calming text and playful, sincere illustrations will charm and entertain many times over.

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  • “The slow pace, the moments of silence, and the quiet white space in Stead’s spreads are an antidote to frenetic busyness. For Vernon, what matters most is kindness, cherishing one’s friends, and noticing what other people miss.”

    Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • “Those able to slow their pace sufficiently to experience the compassionate Vernon and his kind-hearted friends will be amply rewarded.”

    Booklist, Starred Review

  • “This heartwarming collection is perfect for one-on-one reading. Share with fans of Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s 'Bear and Dog' and Arnold Lobel’s 'Frog and Toad' books.”

    School Library Journal, Starred Review