Inventor McGregor (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374336066, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
Inventor McGregor can invent most anything that needs
inventing, from a barking bag for the postman to bouncing
boots for wee Willie. At his home workshop, McGregor never
knows when inspiration will hit: while surrounded by his cheery
wife and children, singing a song, or painting a picture. "Just
imagine how many more gadgets and gizmos you'll be able to
think up with a clear head and no distractions," says the
president of the Royal Society of Inventors, inviting him to
work in the city. So why, in his new laboratory, is McGregor
unable to think of a thing?
Rich language that skips and jumps combined with lively,
detailed art brings this delightful story home to young readers
and their parents.
About the Author
now lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado. MICHAEL
CHESWORTH has written and/or illustrated many books for
children, including "Jingle the Brass "by Patricia Newman. He
lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Praise For Inventor McGregor…
"Preschoolers will love the nonsense of the contraptions, beautifully captured in the sound and the rhythm of the storytelling. The wild, double-page watercolor spreads celebrate the farcical gadgets the inventor uses." --Booklist "There is a natural lilt to the language that lends it a folkloric quality. Charming." --School Library Journal "The sprightly pastel drawings are as lighthearted as the text, which bursts with energy and inventiveness." --Kirkus Reviews