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Lucy and the String

Lucy and the String

Illustrated by Vanessa Roeder


Lucy and the String

About the Book

A sweet and silly tale of unexpected friendship between a girl and the bear she finds at the end of a string.

When Lucy spots a string, she can't help but give it a yank, and before she knows it, she meets Hank! But this bear isn't quite sure what to make of Lucy, especially because the string is attached to his pants, and they're unraveling fast!

Now Lucy must dream up the perfect solution to Hank's missing pants, and hopefully win this dubious bear's heart along the way.

Vanessa Roeder's picture book debut is a heart-filled tale of curiosity, innovation, and finding friendship in unexpected places.

Product Details

On sale: August 7, 2018
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780735230491
Reading level: Lexile: 410L

Author Bio

Vanessa Roeder is an author and illustrator whose work has been featured in Highlights magazine and on Apartment Therapy. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three kids.


"An imaginative and entertaining tale of crafting and friendship." —Kirkus

"Roeder works in a gray-black-white palette lit up by the yarn’s brilliant scarlet, and she paces the story’s panels and vignettes with care while exploring the full range of the yarn’s possibilities—dance partner, calligraphic script, building material, and more." —Publishers Weekly

"Pair this with Watkins’ Pete with No Pants for some serious giggles." —BCCB

"Hilarious...This perfect blend of words and pictures is sure to have kids chuckling and perhaps trying their own string creations." —SLJ

"This delightful tale of unlikely friendship, cooperation, unisex dressing, and spontaneous creativity begs to be reread and shared!" —SLC