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“Stead has crafted an old-fashioned story that speaks directly to the heart...” ―Horn Book Magazine, starred
“The richly colored drawings are the perfect companions to this classic story of kindhearted friendship and belonging and will be a welcome addition to any collection or storytime.” ―School Library Journal
“Stead creates characters that make readers care; Vernon's compassion and faith have near-spiritual dimensions. And the scribbled artwork brims with small delights…” ―Publishers Weekly, starred
“A deeply satisfying story that speaks to the universal desires to be nurtured and to find a home.” ―Kirkus, starred
“This sensitively told story is a wonderful ode to friendship, selflessness, and the joys of home. Everyone should be so lucky to know a Vernon.” ―Booklist, starred review
One of our favorites with great pictures. Turned us on to P C Stead.Published 1 month ago by D. Herd
Love this book! I am a big fan of Phillip Stead's books for children. Great illustrations too. Would highly recommend!Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
When Vernon the frog is out foraging for stuff, he comes upon a blue bird, who appears to have a shyness problem and need a home. Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. M. Keefer
Wonderful story of friendship and persistence with a surprise at the end. Beautiful illustrations. A favorite of my 6 yr old grandsonPublished 10 months ago by luvgrdane
Love the artwork. Simple story. My 2.5 year old loves it too. Is there a sequel?Published 11 months ago by Mackenzie L. Paesano
This book is part of a reading g program in Indiana called the "young hoosier book awards". Kids must read at leaset 5 of them and they get to vote for their favorite... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jtl
My son has selective mutism and I came across this book in my search of books. He is 5 years old so some of the other books were too lengthy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by H. Symes