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published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9781554532896
publisher: Kids Can Press

Have I Got a Book for You!

illustrated by Melanie Watt

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foxes, peer pressure, humorous stories
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9781554532896
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

The bestselling author-illustrator and creator of publishing sensation Scaredy Squirrel presents a character you just can't say “no” to: salesman Mr. Al Foxword. Al can sell anything. You can't help but be impressed by his lineup of satisfied customers: he's sold an icebox to a penguin, an umbrella to a fish and a dirt vacuum to a mole. Al knows you're looking for a great book, and this is your lucky day. Say goodbye to books that leave you bored and uninspired. Research shows that 100 percent of Al's customers notice a dramatic increase in happiness after buying his book. Not totally convinced yet? Just when you think you're ready to close the book on this relentless salesman, he comes up with a clever tactic that you simply can't refuse.

The retro design and the sheer absurdity of Foxword's powers of persuasion make for an off-the-wall picture book with major crossover appeal that pokes fun at our hard-sell society.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 9
Grade:
k to 4
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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Have I Got a Book for You!

You can call him Al! Mr. Al Foxword is a smooth-talking, slick, persuasive salesman. He uses all of the corny tricks of the retail trade to get you to purchase this book. As you are poised to turn its last page, he brings out a clever tactic readers simply can’t refuse. This title is also available in French as J’ai tout un livre pour toi!

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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