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The Day Louis Got Eaten Hardcover – 4 Aug 2011
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"Fardell is an expert at adapting comic book techniques to the picture book...appeal from infants to teens." (Clive Barnes Books for Keeps)
"Inventive and useful at different levels. Great to read at story times with noises, or one-to-one, scrutinising the illustrations." (Peters Bookselling Services, Book of the Week)
"Fantastic monster names and a plucky heroine make this a real winner of a tale." (TBK Magazine, Book of the Month)
"Truly amusing, strange, gripping and entertaining." (Early Years Educator)
"The ultimate book of cliff-hangers. Very funny and page-turning with clear and colourful illustrations and enough detail to fascinate the most curious child." (Armadillo Magazine)
Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award. Another funny, wild and inventive adventure from John Fardell, 'One of our cleverest writer-illustrators .' Telegraph Children's Books of the Year
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Both my son and daughter love this story and the words "gulper" and "grabular" will forever be in our family vocab.
The 'monsters' have great names and the illustrations are superb. The text has repeated phrases to encourage interaction and it remains one of our favourites.
If I look forward to reading it. And reading it. And reading it.... without getting bored, it deserves its 5 stars from me.
The brother and sister go on an adventurous ride which involves the sister gathering items along the way which enable her to follow her younger brother who has been swallowed whole by a huge monster. The story is a little like 'there was an old woman who swallowed a fly' in that subsequent monsters then swallow the previous monster with little Louis still inside. The continuity of the story is lovely with the big sister following, using the items she has gathered to help her follow over canyons, the sea and perilously high cliffs.
Ultimately, of course, Louis' sister rescues him and they head for home (again using the items found en route)
The illustrations are really detailed and my little grandsons study them intently to find things they have missed, especially on the final page where you can see the route the brother and sister took and the monsters hidden about who have wonderful names that also inspired some adventurous role playing.
I would highly recommend this book and congratulate the author and illustrator.
I don't think it's giving much away to reveal that the titular character gets eaten at the start of the story.
As a plot device, it certainly gets the immediate attention of a young reader. My six year old daughter was hooked from the beginning.
But it's what happens next that's really clever, as Louis' big sister tries to save the day. And watch what she does to her bicycle with each twist and turn of this adventure - this is where John Fardell's beautiful artwork comes into its own.
I've always liked John's adult cartoon strips in Viz, and his trio of novels for older children actually succeeded in tearing my 11 year old son away from Harry Potter!
Now he's done it for the much younger reader. Highly recommended.
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