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That Is Not a Good Idea!

By Mo Willems

A crafty fox, a butter-wouldn't-melt-in-her-mouth goose and a band of prophesying little chicks ... sounds like all the right ingredients for another hilarious Mo Willems picture book!

This is the story of a hungry fox who meets a plump goose and, ooh!, what an innocent looking goose she is. Just look at those big, doey eyes – so trusting! The fox can't believe his luck so he asks the goose to go for a stroll. The goose, with her angelic face, cannot refuse. Suddenly, a little chick pops up warning the protagonist: "That is NOT a good idea!" All too late! This fox is on a roll and next, he invites the goose back to his house tucked away in the deep, dark woods, and ... the goose says YES! "THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!" – now, LOTS of little chicks are shouting warnings! But ... just who are they trying to help? The fox or the goose?

  • Beautiful watercolour and pencil illustrations, punctuated by all-black pages with delicately framed text, plays off the truly hilarious story and marks an exciting new visual approach for Mo.
  • The suspense! The thrills! A marvel of perfect comic timing and hugely appealing characters - who will you be rooting for?

About the author

Mo Willems is the author of the Caldecott Honor winning books Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny Too as well as the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winning Elephant and Piggie books. An acclaimed animator and television script-writer, he has won six Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street and is also the creator of Sheep in the Big City. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

ISBN: 9781406349412
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 235 x 235mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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