The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race
Yes it really is as mad as it sounds. But then that’s the great thing about a book for kids, especially a book which appeals to boys. And girls, as it turns out.
Seriously, when you’re 6 (or 9, as it turns out) what could be better than a pig using a chocolate submarine to cheat his way through a race? In fact, all the animals in this delightfully-illustrated children’s book find the most absurd ways to cheat their way to the finish. All except one.
The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race is a new picture book from Digital leaf, a brand new writing and illustrating team from James Thorp and Gus Mackinnon.
With rhyme and humour, the book is easy to read aloud, so great for sharing with younger children, especially those who are just learning to read for themselves, and fun enough to keep older kids amused too. And it’s not just about the words – the illustrations will have children poring over the detail, sniggering as they discover yet another quirk, and try to work out which animal will be next to cheat.
Find out which of the animals makes it to the finish line with his integrity intact, and share the final treat – a recipe for a delicious and healthy “Cheat’s Fool!”
By James Thorp and Angus Mackinnon
Published by Digital Leaf 56 pp, hardback RRP: £10.99/US$17.95