Argus by Michelle Knudsen
  

Synopsis

Argus by Michelle Knudsen

From the author of the bestselling Library Lion here comes a funny, heartfelt new picture book about embracing the unusual - green scales and all. Sally's class is doing a science project, and Mrs Henshaw is handing out eggs for hatching. 'Mine looks different', says Sally. 'Don't be difficult', says Mrs Henshaw. When Sally's egg cracks, what emerges is something green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus isn't like the other chicks; he isn't small and fuzzy, and he doesn't like seeds and bugs. He'd rather eat other chicks (or children, as he grows even bigger). Watching the other kids playing with their identical chicks, Sally wonders, would she be better off without Argus? With sly humour and a subtle tug at the heartstrings, this is a luminously illustrated about learning not just to tolerate, but to love what is different. This is a brand-new picture book from the author of the bestselling Library Lion . This is a refreshingly different school story that will make a great read-aloud. Like Library Lion , it's a warm and funny story about not just accepting but learning to love something unexpected and very different.

About the Author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the bestselling picture book Library Lion. She lives in New York. Andrea Wesson has illustrated several books for children, including two novels about Evangeline Mudd by David Elliott. She lives in Davis, California.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: 3 years +

Author

Michelle Knudsen
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Publication date

7th July 2011

ISBN

9781406331370


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