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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Jean Jullien

A laugh-out-loud page turner from Sean Taylor with wickedly hilarious graphic art from Jean Jullien.

"This is the funniest picture book I have read in a long time" David Walliams From masterful storyteller Sean Taylor and exciting, celebrated graphic artist Jean Jullien, comes the laugh-out-loud tale of Hoot Owl. Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl – oh no! – he’s a master of disguise! And he will use his expert camouflage powers to trick his unsuspecting prey into succumbing to him! Tiny animals of the night ... beware! But, somehow, Hoot Owl's prey keeps escaping... Hmmm, perhaps he isn't quite as masterful as he believes. Will he ever succeed in catching himself some dinner? Hilarity, ridiculousness and very bad costume changes abound in this wildly inventive new title.

  • Jean Jullien s distinctive style has seen him become one of the most sought-after graphic illustrators in the world and, in his debut on the Walker Books list, Jean perfectly captures Hoot Owl s goofiness (and flair for the dramatics)
  • Children and adults alike will revel in this pitch perfect text and the bold, graphic art that is absolutely brimming over with humour and character it s sure to become a firm favourite read-aloud!
  • Look out for Sean and Jean s next collaboration, I Want To Be in a Scary Story publishing October 2016!

About the author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman, Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!, illustrated by Kate Hindley and Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at www.seantaylorstories.com.

About the illustrator

Originally from Nantes, Jean Jullien is a London-based illustrator who works with a vast range of media including illustration, photography, installations and clothing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. In 2011, he founded Jullien Brothers, specialising in moving image. His clients include Waterstones, The New York Times, the Tate, Channel 4, Byron Burger and The Guardian; he also regularly exhibits his work in France and London. He lives in East London. Find Jean online at www.jeanjullien.com and on twitter and instagram as @jean_jullien.

ISBN: 9781406361018
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Dimensions: 260 x 250mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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