10 Little Insects

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10 Little Insects

By Davide Cali; Vincent Pianina; Davide Calai

Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, Hardcover, 9780987109910, 80pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013

Ahilarious, innovativeriffonAgatha Christie'scelebrated whodunnit "10 Little Indians," ingraphic novel form

For discerning readers who have been crying out for a book featuring a stick insect famous for doing impressions of sticks, a detective with a sidekick who is a three-week old larva, a preying mantis who is deadly with a drinks trolley, and a fly who is just there for the dung your luck has finally turned In this innovative graphic novel for younger readers, 10 very different insects, each with something to hide, are brought together to a mysterious house on a secluded island for the weekend. Then, one by one, they start dying in very unusual circumstances. But all is not as it seems, as Cali and Pianina delightfully subvert the whodunnit genre with a story that is at once brilliant, baffling, laugh-out-loud funny, and somewhat surreal.

About the Author
Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator of more than 60 books, including the New York Times Notable Book The Bear's Song and I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . He lives in the southeast of France.