Pa, Me, and Our Sidewalk Pantry: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

Pa, Me, and Our Sidewalk Pantry: A Picture Book By Toni Buzzeo, Zara González Hoang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Toni Buzzeo, Zara González Hoang (Illustrator)
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A kind and generous grandparent-grandchild duo nourishes their neighborhood in this full-color picture book from New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and illustrator Zara González Hoang.
Pa and his grandchild, Jelly Bean, have a sidewalk library filled with stories. Anyone can bring donations or take something to read. Jelly Bean loves the sidewalk library! But what about when their neighbors might need something more than books?
Together, Pa and Jelly Bean build a sidewalk pantry right next to the sidewalk library. They get donations from neighbors who have a lot to give, and leave the doors open for those who may not have enough.
This charming multigenerational story celebrates community, generosity, and creative problem-solving.

About the Author

Toni Buzzeo’s first three books in the Guess-the-Job series (Whose Truck?, Whose Tools?, and Whose Boat?) have sold more than 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend, as well as 25 other books for children. Endlessly enthusiastic, Buzzeo draws on her career experiences as an elementary school librarian in crafting her books and speaking with audiences of children in schools and libraries. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, in a two-family home where her grandchildren live one flight up.

Praise For…

"Buzzeo has written a timely book on the underrated power of libraries and mutual aid. Hoang’s delicate use of colored pencil and watercolor gives the tale an endearing and pleasant touch. A charming, intergenerational story of compassion, creativity, and community."
— Kirkus

Generosity and community spirit abound in Buzzeo’s picture book about a boy and his grandfather working to nourish their neighborhood in mind and body. Hoang’s watercoloresque illustrations are charmingly childlike and capture the sweetness of the grandfather and grandson’s close relationship.

— Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419749377
ISBN-10: 1419749374
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English