10 Little Insects by Silvio Freytes, Davide Cali


10 Little Insects by Silvio Freytes, Davide Cali

If you've been crying out for a book featuring a stick insect famous for doing impressions of sticks, a detective with a sidekick who's a three-week old larva, a preying mantis who's deadly with a drinks trolley and a fly who's just there for the dung, then your luck has finally turned! 10 Little Insects is a hilarious riff on that celebrated whodunnit, Agatha Christie's 10 Little Indians. In this innovative graphic novel for middle readers and upwards, ten very different insects, each with something to hide, are brought together to a mysterious house on a secluded island for the weekend. Then, one by one, very unusual things start happening to them ...But all is not as it seems, as Cali and Pianina delightfully subvert the whodunnit genre with a story that is at once brilliant, baffling, laugh-out-loud funny and somewhat surreal.


Features inventive, whimsical mixed-media illustrations... An intriguing offering that will open up discussion. -- Booklist on The Bear with the Sword

About the Author

Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers of illustrated books for both children and adults. He is the author of over 40 illustrated books. His children's picture book Piano Piano was named an Outstanding International Book by the US Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and 10 Little Insects was selected by a panel as one of the best graphic novels of the year at the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival in France. Vincent Pianina is an acclaimed French illustrator, living in Lyon, France. As well as his collaborations with Davide Cali, in 2010 his work was selected for Rue d'Artico, a prestigious anthology showcasing the work of Europe's top young illustrators. 10 Little Insects was selected by a panel as one of the best graphic novels of the year at the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival in France.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Silvio Freytes, Davide Cali
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Wilkins Farago

Publication date

1st May 2012



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