"Obrist uses just enough shadowing to hint at menace, skews the perspective to keep readers off balance, and keeps the proceedings warm through his choice of palette and the funny, unobstrusive incidentals lurking in the artwork. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Valerie is hoofing it over to Grandma's for her first overnight when she crosses paths with King Teddy, a natty little bear decked out in ermine and velvet. ``Surely you didn't plan to go without me,'' exclaims Valerie's self-appointed protector.
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