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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

Written by Andy Stanton

Illustrated by Neal Layton

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LoveReading View on Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple idea and follows it to a superbly irrational logical conclusion. Brother and sister Danny and Frannie are enjoying a day by the sea when, inspired by its sparkly blue vastness, Danny decides he’ll drink it. Challenged by Frannie he does, and then he goes on to swallow more and more things – trees, mountains, the author of the book (you can see him writing away inside Danny’s stomach), America - until there’s no more to see. But then he makes his mistake. If you need a moral, it’s probably never underestimate your siblings, but best enjoy it as a glorious, liberating exploration of the ludicrous! ~ Andrea Reece

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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea Synopsis

A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton. Can a boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ...where will it end?!

Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures. Neal Layton is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the Emily Brown books.

Andy said: ‘I’m over the moon to be making picture books with Hachette. They totally get what I’m up to and seem completely willing to help me in my quest to amuse, amaze and irreparably scramble the brains of very tiny children indeed.’

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea Press Reviews

‘…the pairing of funny book heroes Stanton and Layton is certainly something to look forward to’ - The Bookseller

‘Prepare yourself for fits of giggles from adults and children as you read this hilarious picture book. [...] Wonderfully funny and superbly illustrated’ - Parents in Touch

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444928785
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444928761
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444928761
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. He lives in North London. Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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