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The Perfect Seat (Hardcover)

The Perfect Seat By Minh Lê, Gus Gordon (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Gus Gordon (Cover design or artwork by)
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From the acclaimed author of Drawn Together and Lift, Minh Lê, comes a playful ode to laptime storytelling.
This child and their parent are almost ready for story time -- but first, they must find the perfect seat! This cozy picture book takes readers through various opposites ("Too rough! Too slippery!") as characters search for just the right spot. Adorable art by acclaimed illustrator Gus Gordon invites adults and children to giggle all the way through to the heartwarming ending, when the answer falls right into their laps -- because the perfect seat for a child is, indeed, right in a parent's lap.
Don't miss LET ME FINISH!, also by Minh Lê!

About the Author

Minh Lê is an author and national early childhood policy expert. He wrote Lift and Drawn Together (both illustrated by Dan Santat), Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and The Perfect Seat (illustrated by Gus Gordon). He has also written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. Minh currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and kids. He can be found online at
Gus Gordon is an author and illustrator for small people and older people who like small people's books. Gus's picture books, which include Wendy, Herman and Rosie, and Somewhere Else, have sold in over twenty countries and he has twice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Gus lives with his wife and three kids in Sydney, Australia. He invites you to visit him at

Praise For…

"A perfect pick for sharing aloud in almost any seat."—School Library Journal

"Easy for both children and adults to connect to."—The New York Times

"This one is just right for the story time set."—Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368020046
ISBN-10: 1368020046
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English