This image is the cover for the book Waddles


The New York Times–bestselling illustrator of Budgie & Boo presents a cuddly raccoon in a tender tale of love and friendship.

Waddles the raccoon loves to eat. In fact, he eats so much that his usual walk has turned into a waddle! He also loves to spend time with his best friend, Emily the duck. One day, Emily asks Waddles to sit on her unhatched eggs so she can go for a swim, and the very cuddly Waddles is happy to help. But he gets a big surprise when the ducklings begin to hatch!

Waddles soon finds himself very attached to the new family of ducklings, so when it’s time for them to fly south for the winter, Waddles wonders if he will ever see his friends again . . .

Tenderly crafted and illustrated, Waddles introduces readers to a delightful new character who learns that love and friendship are the only things that make someone truly “full.”

Praise for Waddles

“McPhail celebrates interspecies camaraderie in another picture book divided into four short chapters. . . . McPhail’s ink-and-watercolor illustrations elevate the familiar story of mismatched, devoted friends, coaxing expertly drawn emotion from his endearing characters. A tender, year-round reminder of the sustaining power of friendship.” —Booklist

David McPhail

David McPhail began drawing at a very young age. Today he is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Budgie & Boo, Water Boy, and When Sheep Sleep, which Booklist called a "charming bedtime story." He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

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