A bear and a rabbit hone the fine art of being a good friend – and still being yourself – in
an engaging, amusing tale about appreciating differences (ages 5-9).
Frank the bear likes the quiet life – sitting in his favorite armchair and playing the ukelele suits him just fine. Izzy,
on the other hand, craves adventure, as you might expect of a rabbit whose grandma sailed the seven seas with a parrot on
her shoulder (well, maybe not the parrot part). It's no surprise that when Izzy suggests they sail to Crescent Island and
camp out overnight, Frank is a tiny bit hesitant. But when Izzy agrees to tow along most of Frank's earthly possessions –
and Frank patches up an unexpected mishap on Izzy's part — they both agree that odd couples can make great companions for
sharing a wonderful summer's day.
"Even text and natural dialogue reflect an understanding and acceptance that serves well as
an example for true camaraderie. Sweet-tempered and affable."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Kids are certain to flock to this seafaring story of two friends who bring out the best in
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...(Frank and Izzy's) easy-going, give-and-take friendship provides an example for any age."
— Publishers Weekly
From the Author
"I identify with the character of Izzy Rabbit, while my husband takes after Frank. We're still
practicing our ukeleles for the Talent Show."