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ISBN:9781459824515

The Wrench

by Elise Gravel, translated by Charles Simard

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ISBN:9781459824515
Description

Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it. He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and no wrench.
Lively illustrations and quirky hand-lettering make The Wrench a delight to read while also conveying an important message about consumerism and excess.
Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

About the Authors

Elise Gravel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Well known for her odd critters and unusual drawing style, Elise creates books that are popular with adults and children alike. In 2012 she won the Governor General’s Award for French-language illustration for La clé à molette, the original French version of The Wrench. This is her third book with Orca, following A Potato on a Bike and I am Scary. Elise lives in Montreal with her husband, two daughters and two cranky cats.

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Elise Gravel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Well known for her odd critters and unusual drawing style, Elise creates books that are popular with adults and children alike. In 2012 she won the Governor General’s Award for French-language illustration for La clé à molette, the original French version of The Wrench. This is her third book with Orca, following A Potato on a Bike and I am Scary. Elise lives in Montreal with her husband, two daughters and two cranky cats.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Editorial Reviews

“Parents and teachers hoping to teach their children to be less acquisitive now have another tool in their belt (a new one, yes, but a good one). Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Lighthearted…Hip [and] colorful.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Colorful and comical.”

— Kirkus Reviews

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