Special Story Time - Bonny Becker

 

Join us Saturday Morning for a Special Story Time with Author Bonny Becker!

Bonny Becker and Mark Fearing joined forces for a deliciously spooky story—with a twist ending that'll leave readers hungry for more.

When the Thirteen bus pulls up one dreary, stormy evening, something about it doesn't seem quite right. The driver grins down with a mouthful of long, white teeth, and there's barely any room to sit, but Michael McMichael is bringing his gran something very dear, so he gets on board despite his misgivings.

But as they travel on and the rest of the passengers get off, Michael realizes there's nothing normal about this bus—and the driver is getting creepier by the minute. Best-selling author Bonny Becker's cleverly rhyming text will chill and thrill readers alongside Mark Fearing's wonderfully funny illustrations, making this book perfect for Halloween story times—and lovers of things that go bump in the night.

A young boy takes a terrifying bus ride on his way to his grandmother's house in Becker and Fearing's gleefully baleful picture book...Michael McMichael's creative and disconcerting solution to free himself from the bus will leave readers with a whole new set of frissons. Dark and delightful--for readers who enjoy chills with their giggles. —Kirkus Reviews

This hilarious, spooky story has all the right components kids will love, making The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael a book kids will want to hear again and again. —Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow"

Bonny Becker is the author of the best-selling Bear and Mouse series, which includes A Visitor for Bear, A Birthday for Bear, A Library Book for Bear, and others, all illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Bonny Becker lives in Seattle, Washington.

 

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The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael Cover Image
By Bonny Becker, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681500
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - July 10th, 2018

A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763646110
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - August 14th, 2012

The Magical Ms. Plum Cover Image
By Bonny Becker, Amy Portnoy (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375847608
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Yearling - August 9th, 2011

A Bedtime for Bear (Bear and Mouse) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763688905
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2016

A Birthday for Bear (Bear and Mouse) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763658236
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

A Library Book for Bear (Bear and Mouse) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763649241
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

The Christmas Crocodile (Nancy Pearl's Book Crush Rediscoveries) Cover Image
By Bonny Becker, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781503936102
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Two Lions - September 20th, 2016