Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis
  

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

Written by Jarvis
Illustrated by Jarvis

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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, February 2016 Glorious illustrations tell this story that is both nicely scary and neatly resolved. Everyone knows that alligators are scary! Right? Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators and, with his HUGE white and sharply-pointed teeth he has a happy time scaring all the other creatures in the pond. Alan takes great care of his teeth; he brushes them for at least ten minutes a day so that they look super-sharp and frightening. But, what the other creatures don’t know is that Alan has a very big secret…What will Alan do when everyone finds out? ~ Julia Eccleshare

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  • Huxley Glen, age 5 - 'A very funny book with colourful pictures. I couldn't stop laughing when reading this book. I would recommend this book to boys and girls, they will both find it very funny.'
  • George Haine, age 3 - 'It is nice and funny.  My best bit is when he is in the water lying long on his back.  He goes 'SNAP, SNAP!''

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Synopsis

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. Famed for his big, scary teeth, he sneaks into the jungle every day to scare the jungle animals ...

I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth! But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to run a warm mud bath and take out his false teeth, which nobody knows about! That is, until his teeth go missing. What will Alan do now? Scaring is the only thing he knows how to do! Can he still be scary without them? A goofy comedy of self-discovery, witty, warm-hearted storytelling and bright graphic art will make this (and Alan!) a firm children's book favourite.

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A riotous jungle romp about a crocodile with an embarrassing secret. It's great fun. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

About the Author

Jarvis

Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as both a record sleeve designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book illustrator. Alan's Big, Scary Teeth is his debut title with Walker. About his picture book inspiration, Jarvis says, The way I work is always visual. I will have an image or character in mind and I pull a story out of it. I doodle and doodle and doodle until I get it right. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his girlfriend and their cat. Find him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jarvis
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Author's Website

www.byjarvis.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th February 2016

ISBN

9781406370805

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