Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402753664, 36pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
Dan Santat, the author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses. He's also developing his own animated television show.
"The zippy narrative features punchy dialogue and witty interactions; creative wordplay abounds ("Let's bawk and roll!"). Droll delivery soars high, advancing the story line to its playful conclusion. Santat's rich ink-and-acrylic designs provide a humorous context through animated expressions... Utilizing shadow and depth, warm colors provide the backgrounds for the energetic antics. Fly the coop to enjoy this hilarious adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews "With snappy banter...and tightly constructed storytelling, Sauer (Cowboy Camp) pulls off the neat trick of both embracing and spoofing the against-all-odds genre. Totally in sync with his collaborator, Santat's...sculptural, mixed media pictures exude an old-fashioned, theatrical drama that lifts the many jokesvisual and textualinto sublime silliness." -- Publishers Weekly