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 (1900 80) was the author and illustrator of more than forty children s books, including the Happy Lion and Petunia series and White Snow, Bright Snow, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1948.
“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