The Purple Puffy Coat
author: Maribeth Boelts
illustrator: Daniel Duncan
Itís almost Stick Bugís birthday, and his fashionable friend Beetle canít wait to give him his presentóa purple puffy coat! The coat draws a lot of attention and makes Stick Bug really stick out in the crowd. Beetle thinks thatís terrific! He brings Stick Bug all over town, happily boasting and bragging (while Stick Bug waits behind a tree, in a pile of leaves, or under a bench). Oh, dearómaybe Stick Bug isnít as wild about the purple puffy coat as Beetle is! What can the two friends do? Charming illustrations bring to life both charactersí endearing struggles in this warm and humorous story about learning to pay attention to what makes your friend happy rather than what makes you happy.
Beetle gives Stick Bug an attention-grabbing coat for his birthdayóbut is that what Stick Bug really wants? A delightful story about friends learning to understand each other.