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Children's Fiction Monsters

I'm the Boss!

by (author) Elise Gravel

translated by Charles Simard

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Category
Monsters, Humorous Stories, Emotions & Feelings, Imagination & Play
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459832961
    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781459832947
    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

I WANT TO BE THE BOSS!

Readers of all ages (but mostly the little ones) will understand how this tiny monster feels. For once in their life, this small beast wants to get everything it wants, right here, RIGHT NOW! While the grown-up monster can’t give them a plane they can fly or a cake with lots of candy on top, they can give them a really big hug when they feel upset. This delightful board book will make the little tyrants in your life giggle at the ridiculousness of the demands. And the text’s repetition of “A big one! Right now!” will have toddlers hollering along with glee. Orca apologizes in advance for any autocratic tendencies this book may inspire.

About the authors

 

ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une vingtaine d'albums jeunesse. La jeune auteure use d'un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. Elise a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette.

 

 

 

ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated several books for children in both French and English. Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

 

 

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Charles Simard is a Québécois editor and translator from Tiohtià?ke / Montréal. He works as poetry, fiction, and nonfiction editor for Talonbooks in Vancouver on Coast Salish Territory. His published work includes the essay Littérature, analyse et forme: Herbert, Tolkien, Borges, Eco (EUE, 2010) and a number of translations for Orca Book Publishers, including Elise Gravel’s The Wrench and Myriam Daguzan Bernier’s dictionary of sexuality, Naked!. As a lexicographer, he has collaborated on the making of the popular linguistic suite Antidote in its bilingual editions. He holds a PhD in literature from Université de Montréal and was a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

 

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Editorial Reviews

“Will make for a fun read-aloud...Simple, true-to-life, and fun.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Children will delight in the fun ideas and the colourful illustrations, and adults will enjoy the story’s relatability. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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