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Where's Leopold? 1: Your Pajamas Are Showing!

By Michel-Yves Schmitt
Illustrated by Vincent Caut

Series is a little younger than some of the other titles on the list., Two volumes are available with two more planned for 2013-14., Hilarious. Even the fart jokes.

Six-year-old Leopold doesn't want to go to school one morning. Luckily, it's also the morning he discovers he can turn invisible. His only problem is that he hasn't figured out how to turn his clothes invisible too. Having visible underwear gets in the way of the pranks he'd like to play. Instead of looting banks, working for the CIA, or joining a major crime syndicate (all of which occur to his older sister, Celine, who also hopes he might get swept off by the government for secret experiments and cloning), Leopold uses his new talent to get extra dessert, exact playground justice, perplex his parents. The occasional fart jokes are unexpectedly funny when the sound effects are in French. Leopold and Celine squabble, make mistakes, get jealous of each other, and work it all out ... more or less. Leopold discovers along the way that it helps to have his older sister as an ally-but the rivalry is sure to go on. The last page is a "can you spot the difference?" puzzle of Celine's room before and after invisible Leopold has whirled through it.

  • Simple layout, simple text.
  • Only 32 pages, won't overwhelm young readers.
  • Very boy friendly.

About the author

Born in Bordeaux in 1968, Michel-Yves Schmitt spent his childhood and young adult life in Nantes, France, where he studied Applied and Fine Arts. Mr. Schmitt eventually left the French seaside for Paris and began work as a graphic designer (mockups, logos). In the late 1990s, he participated in the fanzine Yuck where he directed mainly cartoons. In 1999, he decided to strike out on his own. This led to work mostly for professional journals. But this changed in 2001, when he answered an advertisement on the Internet that ultimately led to his current active career in graphic novel illustration.

About the illustrator

Vincent Caut was born in 1991 in Melun, France. At the age of 13, Mr. Caut stumbled onto a comic blog and was immediately intrigued. Soon afterward he began writing his own internet comic tales. In 2009, he received second prize for ""Revelation Blog"" at the festival of Angouleme. This award allowed him to publish his first album Treasure Island Mokoko. Mr. Caut is currently studying applied arts in Paris, France. Additional books written by Mr. Caut include Where are you Leopold?, Michel-Yves Schmitt, Dupuis, 2011 - (2 volumes, ongoing series) Ancient Greece in small steps, with Eric and Eric Teyssier Oars, Actes Sud Junior, 2011 What head up!, Makaka, 2010 By the way, a student newspaper, makaka, 2010 and How I got dumped, collective, Dupuis, 2011.

ISBN: 9781467708715
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Dimensions: 191 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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