|By (author):||Gay, Marie-Louise|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play|
|Publisher:||Groundwood Books Ltd|
|Size:||12.00in x 9.00in x 0.75in|
|From The Publisher*|
This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day.
What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth? Do snails have nightmares?
These short stories are illustrated in vibrant watercolor and collage in cartoon style. They are rich in detail and tiny humorous subplots that will delight all little sharp-eyed monsters.
|From The Publisher*||This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day. What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth?|
|Review Quote*||Fans of Louis Sachar's Wayside School stories and Shel Silverstein's repertoire of drawings will delight as this picture book joins their ranks.|
|Review Quote*||Silly and funny and unique, graced with the fabulous illustrations by Marie-Louise Gay.|
|Review Quote*||This volume is worth reading multiple times to enjoy the humor and to revisit the witty illustrations and snappy dialogue.|
|Review Quote*||In these comics-style snapshots of whimsy, Gay lets children and other creatures break the rules of ordinary life. … Imagination makes the strangest things possible.|
|Review Quote*||Original, inventive, pore-overable, and child-pleasing; it's well worth being deemed a "little monster" to be the audience for this book.|
|Review Quote*||Don't be surprised if this one becomes a dog-eared favorite in your child's bedroom or your school library or classroom. It's smart, funny, entertaining, and eminently browse-able. More picture books like this, please.|
|Review Quote*||Gay's whimsical artwork is always a treat.… Little ones will appreciate the bite-size nature of these playful stories and gentle jokes, as well as the riotous spreads packed with lively details.|
|Biographical Note||Marie-Louise Gay has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise's very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.|