Bob and Flo and the Missing Bucket (Board Book)

by Rebecca Ashdown

Bob and Flo is now in board book format! In this irresistible story about penguins at preschool, a lunch bucket is mysteriously lost--and a funny new friend is found!

  • Format: Board Book
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544867116
  • ISBN-10: 0544867114
  • Pages: 26
  • Publication Date: 06/27/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 32

About the book

It's Flo's first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow. Then she meets a fellow penguin named Bob. And soon her bucket disappears! Can you help Flo find her bucket? With simple, bright illustrations and a gentle humor, Rebecca Ashdown's perfectly pitched preschool tale shows that while buckets may get lost, friends are made to be found. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book!


About the author
Rebecca Ashdown

Rebecca Ashdown grew up near the sea in England. After years as a graphic designer and animator, she switched her focus to writing and illustrating picture books. She is the author and illustrator of the Bob and Flo books.   


* "Understated illustrations made of textured papers in muted tones keep the focus on the developing friendship and the slapstick humor. Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo...and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs." 

Kirkus, starred review 


"Large simple shapes and uncluttered pastel backgrounds will appeal to very young children. Youngsters will also enjoy spotting the pink pail right in front of Flo's eyes." 



"Ashdown's simply composed mixed-media illustrations featuring large, solid-shaped penguin characters are well suited for group sharing, and the collage-like elements add enough detail to hold young viewers' attention." 

—Horn Book Magazine 


"The spare, deadpan narration follows Flo’s ensuing search as she nonchalantly passes by bucket-shaped sand castles and casually notices “there was something different” about Bob’s appearance. Ashdown’s charming mixed-media illustrations show Bob’s humorous transformations of the bucket into a hat, a stepping stool, and a drum." 

—School Library Journal