The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell

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An entertaining building story with a terrific ending! When Louis gets eaten by a Gulper his sister Sarah sets off to rescue him. She knows that gulpers swallow everything whole so she’s sure she can get Louis out safely. But, unfortunately, a whole chain of swallowing goes on by one giant monster after another. Luckily, Sarah has a very clever plan for getting Louis out!


The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell

When Louis gets eaten up by a Gulper, his big sister Sarah knows she has to act fast, and sets off in hot pursuit. But rescuing a boy from a Gulper's tummy isn't so simple - especially when other strange and scary creatures are looking for their dinner too...


One of our cleverest writer-illustrators. -- Toby Clements Telegraph Children's Books of the Year 2010 Delicious. I love this book so much I want to eat it up. New York Times, Notable Children's Books 2012 Fantastic monster names and a plucky heroine make this a real winner of a tale! Tbk Magazine, Book of the Month 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

About the Author

John Fardell
John Fardell works as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, designer and puppeteer. A regular contributor to Viz (he is the creator of The Modern Parents and The Critics amongst others), his work has also appeared in the Independent, the Evening Standard, the New Statesman, the Glasgow Herald and The List. He is married with two boys and lives in Edinburgh.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

2nd February 2012




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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