Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant

Hungry Roscoe

Written by David J. Plant
Illustrated by David J. Plant


Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant

Roscoe is a hungry raccoon fed up with eating rotten junk out of the bins. What he wouldn't give for a lovely bit of fish or some fresh, juicy fruit --and where better to find food than at the zoo! An excellent idea, except for the grumpy zookeeper who's intent on keeping Roscoe OUT. But Roscoe's come up with a plan to disguise himself as a zoo animal. . . . What could go wrong?David J Plant was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Cyprus, and now lives in Bristol, United Kingdom. He studied illustration at Falmouth University, United Kingdom.


-In this debut picture book, Plant pours on the charm, with retro-looking sorbet-colored art and a perfectly paced story.-—The New York Times -Done in a retro style with flatly applied, low-contrast colors, the cartoon illustrations are well-stocked with active, comically expressive figures. The narrative's poker-faced tone (- 'That's not for pests like you!

-tempered man-) adds a similarly antique flavor.-—Kirkus Reviews The subdued color palette and uncomplicated illustrations lend a vintage to the page, but this thoroughly modern story is utterly charming and will delight young readers.—Summer Hayes, Booklist

About the Author

David Plant was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Cyprus and now lives in Bristol, UK. He studied illustration at Falmouth University, UK. Plant counts Shaun Tan, David McKee, Eyvin Earle and M Sasek amongst his influences. He has previously been commission to work for CBeebies (children's branch of the BBC).

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40 pages


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Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st April 2015



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