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Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue

“. . . This story of bravery and friendship will delight little ones ages four to eight.” – Brenda Hoerle, The Waterloo Region Record

Tiny Benjamin Middlemouse lives with his mother in a cozy wooden wardrobe in a little boy’s bedroom in a large old house. Mrs. Middlemouse is late coming home one day. Where could she be? Benjamin asks his friend, a big, brave elephant named Bumper , to help find her. The adventure begins…

“Unbelievably beautifully illustrated book” Debra, Familylicious blog

“Creatively composed photographs are the highlight of this distinctive picture book” Publishers Weekly

“This should become a favorite for younger children” Noreen Bernstein, Youth Services Director, Williamsburg (Virginia) Regional Library.

Nautilus Book Award

The story celebrates values of friendship, compassion, and kindness, which is one reason why “Benjamin and Bumper” has been awarded the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Best Picture Book of 2011.

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Meet the Author

Molly Coxe

MollyCoxeAuthorPhoto copyMolly’s children’s books have sold 1.8 million copies. She wrote the story, made the characters, and designed the sets for Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue. The photos were taken by Olivier Toppin, a French photographer. “We were like two kids playing,” says Molly. “I’ve never had so much fun ‘working.’”

Molly graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English Literature. She has taught pre-school and currently lives in Southern California.