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The Candy Conspiracy

A Tale of Sweet Victory

by Carrie Snyder, illustrated by Claudia Dávila

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list price: $17.95
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published: Apr 2015
ISBN:9781771470506
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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In Candyville, the Juicy Jelly Worm rules over a land where lollipop trees grow beside rivers of root beer and powdered sugar falls like snow. Every day, he devours his candy throne, jujube crown and cupcake castle. Day in and day out, the children of Candyville must make new ones — never getting so much as a nibble of nougat for themselves.
Finally, one child comes up with an idea to outsmart the self-centered tyrant. The children plant a secret garden, hoping the fruits of their labor, which include sugar snap peas, candy cane beets, sweet potatoes, and watermelon radishes, might appeal to the Juicy Jelly Worm just enough to spark the sweetest trade ever.
Deliciously free of morals or overt lessons, this book is full of playful warnings and tips (“Warning: Parents like candy, too. They’re just pretending they don’t. Search the cupboards.”). The wordplay and wicked sense of humor will appeal to kids while encouraging them to stick up for themselves.

About the Authors

Carrie Snyder

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Claudia Dávila

Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 4
Awards
  • , A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Davila's bright pictures look truly delectable, and nutritionists and dentists everywhere will groan as the children chomp down on all the sweets."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A happy, satisfying book for children who enjoy eating candy and outwitting grownups."

— The National Reading Campaign

""The Candy Conspiracy" is a sweetly silly story that kids will eat up. Recommended."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"With its intimate tone, delicious descriptive poetic narrative and reversed sense of justice, "The Candy Conspiracy" exudes undying appeal for kids and the adults who care for them."

— The Midwest Book Review

"A fun romp that doesn't take itself too seriously...a fitting dessert to any storytime."

— Quill & Quire

"An inviting, delightful story line."

— The Midwest Book Review

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