The Perfect Percival Priggs (Hardcover)

By Julie-Anne Graham

Running Press Kids, 9780762455065, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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Percival Priggs wants to be the perfect child in order to please his seemingly perfect parents.
But even when Percy gets his family into a mess of a situation, his parents' love for him remains absolute perfection.

About the Author

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Julie-Anne Graham is a graduate of the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Just like Percy, she has many loves, and she dances, doodles, stitches, and makes stories in London, England. She would love to win awards for jelly juggling and dragon taming.

Praise For The Perfect Percival Priggs

"The mayhem itself is solid slapstick, and the buildup is well-paced. . . . Decidedly delightful."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Graham's sweetly odd characters, goth-lite vibe, and gift for exaggeration may remind readers of offbeat fare such as Coraline or James and the Giant Peach. . . . [R]eaders will come away recognizing the value in not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, as well as investing energy in pursuits one actually enjoys."
—Publishers Weekly

"This story is witty and reassuring and features brilliant visual details."
—Horn Book Guide Reviews

"Hilarious details are scattered cleverly throughout this story, which is sure to become a favorite."
—Foreword Reviews

"The mixed-media illustrations create a world that is quirky yet familiar as Percival learns about acceptance."
—Skipping Stones magazine