Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596431867, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
Rex, a tiny chameleon, is the class pet. Every day someone gets to take him home, along with a notebook for recording his adventures. How cool is that?
But what's really cool about Rex--the book--is that those exploits are depicted as though each classmate has actually done the artwork. In the course of 32 pages, Rex manages to go for a swim, fall out of a window, and get dressed up as Malibu Barbie. And at the end, readers are encouraged to invent their own adventures with Rex. . . .
How cool is that?
Born in Belfast, raised in Australia, and now living in London, DAVID MACKINTOSH is a fine artist and designer, as well as an illustrator.