Have I got a book for you!

by Watt, MeĢlanie, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2013
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK WATT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK WATT
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The offer stated in this book's title is issued by a huckster of a fox in a clashing plaid suit. I can sell anything! boasts Mr. Al Foxword, and on each spread, he slyly tries to wheel and deal readers into buying the book that they already hold in their hands. Similar in format to Watt's Scaredy Squirrel titles, the pages mix text and pictures in creative, unconventional layouts that amplify the goofy humor, as Foxword works himself into a nervous, sweaty frenzy, trotting out every sales cliche along the way. Jokes and interactive fun are the point here, not a solid story, and Watt embeds lots of wordplay into the slapstick scenes filled with Foxword's body language and verbal manipulations. A closing gimmick will bring even more laughs, though underneath the layers of jokes, kids may very well recognize in Foxword's wheedling a greatly exaggerated version of their own frustrated negotiations with grown-ups. Give this to Mo Willems' legions of Pigeon fans.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Books -- Juvenile fiction.
Selling -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
Selling -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Picture books for children.
Publisher Toronto :Kids Can Press,2013
Edition First paperback ed.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781554534838 (pbk.)
1554534836 (pbk.)
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