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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

A Potato on a Bike

by (author) Elise Gravel

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Category
Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play, General
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781459823204
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823228
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 0 to 2

Description

Get ready for the giggles!

This delightful board book will make the little ones in your life laugh at the absurdity of a fly on the phone and a carrot in the tub. The text's repeated asking Have you ever seen…? preceding the refrain No way! will have toddlers yelling "No way!" themselves as you read through these silly situations. Celebrated artist Elise Gravel brings the silly to a new level in A Potato on a Bike, because really, has anyone ever seen a broccoli counting to ten or a sausage reading a book? But wait, how about a...baby being tickled?! Uh-oh, I think the answer for that is—yes way!

About the author

ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une trentaine d’albums jeunesse. L’auteure use d’un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. En 2022, Elise a remporté le prix Vicky Metclaf, qui souligne le travail d’un auteur ou d’une auteure jeunesse. Elle a également reçu le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette, de même que le prix Droits et Libertés et des droits de la jeunesse.

 

 

ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, the Rights and Freedoms Award from the Quebec Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika Award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated over 30 books for children in both French and English including Not Me (Pas moi), Everybody! (Tout le monde! and It's My Body! (C'est mon corps!). Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“The simple call and response is made for young readers fond of the absurd, and the list of silly queries all lead up to a concluding 'YES WAY!' that highlights the joy of further laughter.”

Publishers Weekly

★ “A read-aloud delight for tots and caregivers alike...Lighthearted and wholly engaging nonsense of the first order.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Mixture of fun and nonsense with lively illustrations will entertain toddlers with this repetitive romp.”

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★ “Simple but versatile, wacky yet charming, the board-book world is lucky Gravel came to play.”

Quill & Quire, starred review

“Gravel definitely knows how to make little ones and adults giggle during story time!...Could easily be enjoyed by older children who enjoy rambunctious, interactive story time and a lot of laughter.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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