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Veronica on Petunia's Farm
VERONICA, THE VERY conspicuous hippopotamus, is happy to move to Mr. Pumpkin’s farm. There will be so many animals to gossip with! But the other animals do not return Veronica’s hearty “Good morning!” And they say nasty
things about her. Her feelings hurt, Veronica hides in the barn for a whole week—the animals spy on her as she wastes away and looks morose. Feeling guilty, the animals offer gifts to cheer her up, and when she finally joins them in the barnyard, they see the biggest smile ever on Veronica’s face. First published in 1962, this sequel to Caldecott Medalist Duvosin’s Veronica captures with humor and an upbeat conclusion the real-life dynamics often faced by a new child in school.
About the Author
Roger Duvoisin wrote and illustrated 40 books, including those featuring the silly goose Petunia. He also illustrated the Happy Lion books, written by his wife, Louise Fatio, received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in White Snow, Bright Snow, and a Caldecott Honor for Hide and Seek Fog, both written by Alvin Tresselt. He died in 1980.
Praise for Veronica on Petunia's Farm…
“On the farm where everyone is mean to her, Veronica wastes away until each animal’s timid gesture of friendship puts her back on her feet. Grand in meaning and illustration.”—The New York Times Book Review