Michael Le Soufflé and the April Fool

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Melon de Plume, piggish mayor of Bakonneggs, France, doesn't like to laugh, but his rooster rival, Michael Le Souffl�, wants to see the mayor laugh, dance, and play. The joke's on him, though, when the king of France changes the first day of the year.

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Which came first, the chicken, the bacon and eggs, or Michael Le Souffl�, the rooster whose crowing laugh disturbs the mayor and disrupts the calendar?

Michael Le Souffl� is a prankster who decides he wants to get the grumpy pig, Mayor Melon de Plume of the French town Bakonneggs, to laugh. Michael's laughter comes floating through the messy mayor's window early every morning, so Melon decides to make it against the law to laugh. When that doesn't work, he outlaws cleanliness. When that doesn't work, he outlaws feathers. But then the joke's on Michael when a rooster posts a new law, signed by the king, that will change the town and the mayor's behavior forever, creating a celebration that gives everyone the chance to play the fool. Populated by a menagerie of animals and creatures real and imagined, including a crafty crew of gargoyles, Michael Le Souffl� and the April Fool is sure to keep readers young and old coming back to discover new jokes on every page.
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"A thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended addition to any personal, school, or community library picture book collection for young readers."
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Praise for Shawn O'Hisser, the Last Snake in Ireland

"The qualities that make reading the books of Dr. Seuss a pleasure for both children and adults are in full flight in Mr. Welling's book. [It is] a pleasure to look at as well as read."
--Elizabeth Burton, Blue Iris Reviews

"Great for St. Patrick's Day read-alouds in class or at home."
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Peter J. Welling has enjoyed writing and drawing for as long as he can remember. As he punnily puts it: "I am a drawer. Now I hear I might be a renderer. Renderer might be better, though, because my brother said drawers go in bureaus."
Mr. Welling is the art director for Futures magazine. He is also a father of four and grandfather of three who volunteers at his youngest son's school, which provided the inspiration to begin writing books when the lunch bags he illustrated for his youngest son, with cartoons from history, were very popular with other students, parents, and teachers. He twice won the Parent Volunteer of the Year Award and is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. To learn more about Peter Welling, visit his Web site at www.peterjwelling.com.

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Peter Welling is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University South Bend and the Publisher’s Choice Award for Exemplary Non-Fiction. In addition, his illustrations have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the author and illustrator of Darlene Halloween and the Great Chicago Fire; Joe Van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence; Justin Potemkin and the 500-Mile Race; Michael Le Soufflé and the April Fool; Shawn O’Hisser, the Last Snake in Ireland; and Andrew McGroundhog and His Shady Shadow and the illustrator of The Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah, What’s Up With This chicken? and Back to School, Picky Little Witch! Welling lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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