That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
  

That is Not a Good Idea!

Written by Mo Willems

3+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   

RRP £11.99

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Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, books for younger children category. Beautiful watercolour and pencil illustrations, punctuated by all-black pages with delicately framed text, plays off the truly hilarious story and marks an exciting new visual approach for Mo. The suspense! The thrills! A marvel of perfect comic timing and hugely appealing characters - who will you be rooting for?

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That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

A crafty fox, a butter-wouldn't-melt-in-her-mouth goose and a band of prophesying little chicks...sounds like all the right ingredients for another hilarious Mo Willems picture book! This is the story of a hungry fox who meets a plump goose and, ooh, what an innocent looking goose she is. Just look at those big, doey eyes - so trusting! The fox can't believe his luck so he asks the goose to go for a stroll. The goose, with her angelic face, cannot refuse. Suddenly, a little chick pops up warning the protagonist: That is NOT a good idea! All too late! This fox is on a roll and next, he invites the goose back to his house tucked away in the deep, dark woods, and...the goose says YES! THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! - now, LOTS of little chicks are shouting warnings! But...just who are they trying to help? The fox or the goose?

Reviews

The silent movie presentation is pure genius... Mo Willems is just brilliant Red Reading Hub Pits a dastardly fox against a wide-eyed goose and is illustrated in show-stopping cartoon style, with a nod to silent movies. -- Sarah Webb Irish Independent For knock-about humour go to Mo Willems's witty and brightly illustrated That is Not a Good Idea! Read and enjoy. -- Nick Tucker The Independent on Sunday A great book for sharing with plenty of fun en route to its unpredictable ending. Books for Keeps Willems has done it again, this is another winner - a handsome, clever picture book with a fiendish twist. Inis An entertaining picture book ? The illustrations are simple but appropriate. . Perfect for sharing The School Librarian

About the Author

Mo Willems

Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. His books have been tranlsted into over 25 languages, and his celebrated Elephant & Piggle early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions as well as five Honors. Other favourites include That Is Not a Good Idea! and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Mo Willems
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Author's Website

www.mowillems.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781406349412

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