The Infinite Questions of Dottie Bing (Paperback)
An enchanting middle grade about navigating the odd spaces between grieving and everyday living, and learning to carry sadness in one hand, and joy in the other.
Ten-year-old Dottie Bing is a problem-solver and question-asker who is never more gleeful than when she’s encountering a new dilemma-- whether it’s her own, or someone else’s. But when her Grandpa Walter comes to stay (and stay, and stay!) he brings the biggest question that Dottie has ever encountered: How do you heal a broken heart?
You see, Grandpa Walter is grieving the loss of his beloved wife, Dottie's Grandma Ima. Even though she knows every solution starts with a question, for the first time in her life, Dottie isn't sure what to ask.
About the Author
Molly B. Burnham has been a dog walker, ice-cream scooper, and elementary school teacher. The author of the Teddy Mars series, she earned an MFA in children's writing from Hamline University and was the 2016 winner of The Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. Molly lives in Massachusetts with her family.
★ “[A] brilliant mix of a plot…embellished with black-and-white illustrations… Profound in its own sparkling, humorous way.” –Kirkus, starred review
★ “Brief chapters, zippy dialogue, and gentle humor move this story right along. Dottie is a well-intentioned, spunky girl, who, with the help of loyal friends, works out her grief in a satisfying way.” –SLC, starred review
“Delightful… An endearing story about grief and friendship that will resonate with readers.” –School Library Journal
“A warm and compassionate tale about myriad paths toward healing.” –Publishers Weekly
“Though centered in processing grief and change, the short, question-titled chapters filled with humor, quirkiness, and spot illustrations create a warm and buoyant story of family and friendship.” – The Horn Book