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Mr Badger and Mrs Fox 3: What a Team!

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 .

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox supervise while the kids have a boat race in the stream. Everyone has a different idea for how to build the fastest boat. Ginger wants to build a sailboat, so they don't have to row so much. Bristle and Grub think a kayak will be more fun. Everyone wants to be in charge, except badger baby sister Berry, who teams up happily with their otter and ferret friends. And the race is on! It turns out there's good in everybody's ideas--and it takes teamwork to build the best boat of all.

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

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: 9780761356332
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2011
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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