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published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9781554532896
publisher: Kids Can Press

Have I Got a Book for You!

illustrated by Melanie Watt

tagged: foxes, peer pressure, humorous stories
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9781554532896
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

The bestselling author-illustrator and creator of publishing sensation Scaredy Squirrel presents a character you just can't say “no” to: salesman Mr. Al Foxword. Al can sell anything. You can't help but be impressed by his lineup of satisfied customers: he's sold an icebox to a penguin, an umbrella to a fish and a dirt vacuum to a mole. Al knows you're looking for a great book, and this is your lucky day. Say goodbye to books that leave you bored and uninspired. Research shows that 100 percent of Al's customers notice a dramatic increase in happiness after buying his book. Not totally convinced yet? Just when you think you're ready to close the book on this relentless salesman, he comes up with a clever tactic that you simply can't refuse.

The retro design and the sheer absurdity of Foxword's powers of persuasion make for an off-the-wall picture book with major crossover appeal that pokes fun at our hard-sell society.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 9
Grade:
k to 4
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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