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Great, Now We've Got Barbarians!

By Jason Carter Eaton
Illustrated by Mark Fearing

An untidy kid sets off a pest invasion like no other in this boisterously fun picture book about the perils of messy habits.

Playing and having fun is a kid’s job, right? Cleaning up is a parent's job, right? Why do grown-ups make such a fuss about tidiness and cleanliness, anyway? What’s the worst that could happen? A couple of ants pass through? A lone little mouse pays a midnight call? No big deal, right? Right? Author Jason Carter Eaton and illustrator Mark Fearing are here to caution you that being a slob might in fact be a big deal—a really big deal. Maybe even a BARBARIAN-size deal! This outrageously absurd cautionary tale might just make you think twice about the cupcake crumbs in your bed and the half-eaten cheese curls behind the sofa. After all, you could end up with an infestation of barbaric proportions!

  • Got a slob in the family? Give them this cautionary tale, which replaces ants and mice with the biggest, baddest pests of all: barbarians!
  • A fun and entertaining way for teachers and parents to broach the subject of picking up after yourself and basic hygiene.
  • The exaggerated scale of the problem and the pests will elicit guffaws of delight from readers, who will nevertheless easily recognize the point of the tale (and possibly themselves).

About the author

Jason Carter Eaton is the author of How to Train a Train and How to Track a Truck, both illustrated by John Rocco, The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away, illustrated by Ethan Long, and other books. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, two kids, dog, cat, and, happily, NO barbarians (at least not when the weather is warm).

About the illustrator

Mark Fearing is the author-illustrator of The Great Thanksgiving Escape, among other books for children. He lives in Oregon, along with a bunch of shaggy barbarians who love his two-car garage.

ISBN: 9780763668273
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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