Purdy is bored with the daily grind and Barker’s stability. Purdy wants some excitement from life!
‘I want a real adventure. The kind that starts from something teeny, from some event you barely notice but leads to one that’s a little bigger, which in turn leads to a strange coincidence that swells, unravels and in the end explodes into an adventure,’ Purdy explained.
Purdy wants an adventure. But all Barker wants is a moment of peace so he can concentrate on building his miniature model of the village. And so the dog agrees to a fateful deal. Because Purdy promises that if Barker will dig a teeny tiny hole in the driveway, he will leave his friend in peace. How can such a huge adventure grow from such a tiny hole? You’ll find out with Purdy & Barker’s Big Adventure, where the friends meet Bear Growler, go on a dragon hunt and save a maiden in distress. Just like you’re supposed to during big adventures.
And at the end of the story, of course there’s a treasure. The biggest, the most beautiful one of all.
Purdy & Barker, 2009
Purdy & Barker and the Giant Snowball, 2009
Purdy & Barker Build a House, 2010
Purdy & Barker’s Big Adventure, 2011
Purdy & Barker and Bear Growler, 2012
Purdy & Barker’s Book of Stories, 2013
Purdy & Barker’s Little Book of Friendship, 2013
Purdy & Barker’s Snout Book, 2014
Purdy & Barker’s Travel Book, 2015
Purdy & Barker Have a Good Day, 2017
The Best of Purdy & Barker, 2019
160 x 203mm
Chinese, simplified (Guomai Culture & Media Co., Ltd.)
English/WEL (Gecko Press)
Hungarian (Kolibri Kiadó)
Japanese (Bunken Shuppan)
Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC)
English series synopsis
“…everyone who likes Winnie-the-Pooh will love meeting this new pair of friends.” – School Library Journal, USA
“You could try to find a book more gorgeous than this one, but it’ll be a waste of your time because this book already has it all.” – Luettua Elämää- blog
“This is gently humorous, finely written entertainment, which is sometimes comical and ironic, while providing a delightful and simple insight into the nature of relationships…. All in all, it’s high quality children’s literature.”– Kevin Steinberger, Magpies Magazine
“Timo Parvela and Virpi Talvitie’s Purdy & Barker is the stuff that classics are made of.” – Keskisuomalainen newspaper