Flamboyant and eccentric, being noticed is what all the members of the Shrimpton family live for - all except, that is, for Maude. She prefers to blend into the background rather than stand out in a crowd. And this is very much to her advantage when they all come face to face with a rather hungry tiger . . .Sophisticated and highly decorative, Trisha Krauss cleverly uses visual clues and innuendo to embellish the tale of the not-so-noticeable Maude and her extraordinary family.
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Lauren Child is one of today's most talented and innovative children's writer/illustrators. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal, she is best known for creating the characters Clarice Bean and the BAFTA-award-winning Charlie and Lola . She is co-creator of The Princess and the Pea and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Trisha Krauss lives and works as an illustrator in London. She spent 16 years working in New York City before moving to London. While In New York she did a considerable amount of work for magazines and advertising agencies. Her work has been featured for many years in American Illustration and she has exhibited her work in New York and in Rome.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 2–The flamboyant Shrimptons hate being overlooked, but that's what usually happens to Maude, the only not-so-noticeable family member. Her mother's extravagant hats and her father's long, twisty mustache garner lots of attention. Her exceedingly beautiful and mesmerizingly talented siblings are always noticed. Having asked for a goldfish for her birthday, Maude is dismayed to discover that her request is deemed too mundane, and she is given a tiger instead. Maude is alone in her embarrassment at being seen out with a tiger in tow. The rest of the family relishes the stares they get from passersby. The thing about tigers, though, is that they have a pretty ferocious appetite, and when the Shrimptons run out of tiger food, their efforts to suddenly become inconspicuous aren't very successful. Maude discovers that she may have the most valuable asset in the family after all. This cautionary tale is full of humor (if slightly dark at times) and would greatly enhance a language-arts lesson on descriptive writing. The clever, full-color, full-bleed illustrations incorporate a variety of highly noticeable patterns and text fonts. Maude blends into them well, and discovering where she is in any given picture adds to the fun of the book.–Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description Puffin, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. first edition first impression hardback in new condition, flat signed by both author and Illustrator to half title page, no markings, this is a brand new book, no jacket as issued, please see pics, paypal accepted any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8873399622