Books

Mr Badger and Mrs Fox 2: A Hubbub

By Brigitte Luciani
Illustrated by Eve Tharlet

This series gives the youngest children and beginning readers graphic novels of their own that handle real family situations with charm, humor, and just the right point of view for the age group.

One month after moving in together, the badger and fox kids are still squabbling-or are they? Ginger's new brothers are teaching her how to argue like siblings properly should, and together they make a playhouse in a hollow tree. Ginger grumbles about Mr. Badger's strict house rules-that's not how they used to do things back at the Fox home. And Ginger's new little badger sister is getting much too much of Mrs. Fox's attention. Meanwhile, M( Fox pays a brief visit and helps the kids evict kittens who have invaded the secret hideaway. Ginger wants to travel with her dad, but he has already left the forest, so she sneaks to the hideaway, where the mean kittens bully her. Baby Badger helps the rest of the family find her, and this time, Mr. Badger is there to help fix what the kittens broke. In the end the family comes together, as every member begins to find his or her place.

  • Watercolour art is a charming mix of picture book and graphic novel sensibilities.
  • Just right for reading aloud; sequential art helps children read on their own.Graphic novels for this age group are rare but becoming more common; this underserved market is expanding.Puts a kid-size handle on bigger subjects than, and should compete well against, Toon Books' Benny and Penny series.

About the author

Brigitte Luciani was born in Hanover, Germany. After getting her masters degree in literature, she worked in a variety of jobs including journalism, editing, and photo research. In 1994 she moved to France, where she began writing books for kids and adults. Around the same time, she first discovered graphic novels and marveled at the possibilities of a format that has been neglected in Germany. After a long time searching for the perfect collaborators for a foray into comics, she teamed up with the artist Colonel Moutarde on l'Espace d'un soir, Comedie d'amour, and Histoires cachees (Delcourt) and with Eve Tharlet for the Monsieur Blaireau et Madame Renarde series (Dargaud).

About the illustrator

Eve Tharlet was born in Alsace but grew up in Germany. She took courses in printmaking and screen-printing in Berlin then continued her studies in illustration in Strasbourg. She has worked in all types of illustration for children, including miniature books and calendars, games and magazines, schoolbooks and classic fairy tales. In twenty years, she has illustrated more than 150 books for children. She is married and has two sons and now lives in the hilly countryside of Brittany.

ISBN: 9780761356325
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 206 x 267mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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