Pssst! Cover


By Adam Rex

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152058173, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

A child, a visit to the zoo, animals--sounds like good, simple all-American fun. But there's something "different" about this zoo. These animals "want "things. Unusual things. What will they do with them?
Laughs, jokes, and surprises abound in this graphic picture book about a feisty, all-too-helpful little girl and her role in aiding and abetting zoo-animal shenanigans. Adam Rex once again reveals the hilarious hidden life of creatures we thought we knew well.

About the Author
Adam Rex is the author of many books, including Cold Cereal and Unlucky Charms, the first two books in the Cold Cereal Saga; the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; the middle grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday (now a major motion picture from Dreamworks, Home); and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife.

Praise For Pssst!

* “As if more proof were needed that Adam Rex has a strange and goofy mind, here’s a visit to a meta-fictional zoo with some uncommonly crafty residents. . . Rex gives the whole episode a surreal, expect-anything feel. . . .[A] gleefully postmodern romp.” (starred review)

* “A sort of Personal Shopper Doolittle, a zoo-going girl talks to the animals, but the novelty wears off when the pushy beasts send her on errands. . . . Rex packs increasingly crisp conversations into tight six-panel comics, relaxing into airy spreads as the girl meanders along zoo paths. . . . A very funny excursion.” (starred review)