Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY! Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite by Stacy McAnulty

mcanulty-mrfuzzbusterknowshesthefavorite-21153-cv-ftMr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite
Written by Stacy McAnulty
Illustrated by Edward Hemingway
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Two Lions on February 7, 2017

Synopsis from the Publisher- Mr. Fuzzbuster knew he was Lily’s favorite. They did everything together. Naps. Story time. Walks. And more naps. But now four more animals lived in the house.…
To prove he’s still Lily’s favorite, Mr. Fuzzbuster will have to ask her, but will her answer surprise him? This funny, heartwarming story is for every child who has ever wondered if there’s a favorite in the house.

What I Thought- This is a really cute story. It is a nice way of handling the “who’s the favorite” questions that may arise with kids. The book is sweet, with fun illustrations that remind me a bit of cartoons on TV – a sure fit for any kid! Here’s an example:


© 2017 by Edward Hemingway

The writing style is well-suited for the age group, with a few harder words that encourage learning. There is a funny “twist” to the end that kids will laugh at.  Some pages only have one word and the illustrations carry on the story well. The book is well-paced for reading-aloud. McAnulty text paired with Hemingway’s illustrations makes this story of “sibling” rivalry come alive. After reading this, you’ll see why Mr. Fuzzbuster is a new favorite story character!




STACY MCANULTY is certain she’s her mom’s favorite. Her younger brother disagrees. She’s the author of Beautiful, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach; and 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. Originally from upstate New York, she now lives in Kernersville, North Carolina, with her three children, two dogs, and one husband. She doesn’t have a favorite. You can find her online at



EDWARD HEMINGWAY is certain he’s Stacy McAnulty’s favorite illustrator, although the illustrators of Stacy’s other books may disagree. Edward himself is the author and illustrator of the children’s books Bump in the Night, Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, Bad Apple’s Perfect Day, and Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus. Originally from Bozeman, Montana, he now lives in Brooklyn where he teaches creative writing at the master’s level at SVA in Manhattan. If he has any favorite students, he’ll never tell. Learn more about him online at


Two Lions is kindly offering a copy of “Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite” to one lucky winner (U.S. address only please)! Leave a comment to enter! Winner will be randomly picked and announced on 2/20/2017!

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24 replies

  1. What a fun story! I’m sure this is a big concern for many kids. Wonderful review and I love the illustrations.

  2. Love Stacy McAnulty’s books!

  3. A great idea for a story. I love the title of this book and the illustrations are excellent!

  4. Looks like a darling story! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds like a darling book! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kind of reminds me of Woody and Buzz in Toy Story, except with pets instead of toys. Love the illustrations!

  7. This sounds so fun! I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations!

  8. Oh, this is one I’ve been ogling. I’ve read Stacy’s other books. She’s quite funny! The illustrations seem kinda cool and retro. Sweet!

  9. This looks fun and charming! The illustrations are great!

  10. Love the characters here and can’t wait to read the twist at the end. i do love Stacy’s work.

  11. Haha, the smug look on Mr. Fuzzbuster’s face is adorable. You have me excited for that twist ending!

  12. Oh, if there was ever a book I wanted to win it is this one. Edward Hemingway’s art is so good and is his Grumpasaurus Field Guide. Good day to draw my name.

  13. A winning team – can’t wait to see this one!

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