Bou loves the floating library. But - oh no! - his favourite book is missing. Who could have it? A wonderfully vibrant picture book for young children about two of the best things in life - books and friends! Bou the red-eared panda wakes up one morning and hears the toot-toot of the floating library. He's excited to go and borrow his favourite book and rushes to the library boat, only to find that his book has already been lent out. He sets off to find whoever has borrowed it so they can share - and in the process makes a fantastic new friend. With artwork in strong primary colours, and a fun, yet simple storyline, Birdy and Bou is perfect for fans of Maisy by Lucy Cousins. Introducing a brand new pair of adorable characters to fall in love with from David Bedford and Mandy Stanley, the brilliant partnership behind Roo the Roaring Dinosaur. 'This wonderfully vibrant picture book will captivate children ... a brilliant celebration of friendship and of the love of books, perfect for sharing and asking your child about their favourite book(s).' Parents in Touch
David Bedford lives by the sea in Norfolk, England, with his wife and two young children. David was a scientist for ten years before becoming a full-time writer in 1997. He is the author of over forty books for children, which have been translated into twenty languages around the world, from Turkey to Thailand, and Australia to Iceland. Mandy Stanley was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She attended Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design and then went on to do a fashion degree in Nottingham. Mandy has won awards for her soft toy designs and has also worked as a children's clothes designer. She now works full time as a children's book illustrator.