Maude the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton (Hardcover)

By Lauren Child

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763665159, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013



Lauren Child teams up with a debut illustrator to tell a cautionary tale about the surprising perils of craving constant attention.
Meet the Shrimpton family so talented, so eccentric, so larger than life, you couldn t miss them if you wanted to. Mrs. Shrimpton wears flamboyant hats, and Mr. Shrimpton's moustache makes quite a statement. The youngsters each have a stand-out quality: beauty, dancing, singing, a sense of humor that's a laugh a minute. Indeed, the Shrimptons live to be noticed all that is, except Maude, who prefers to blend into the wallpaper. But when Maude receives a ferocious tiger for her birthday instead of the goldfish she asked for, might her talent for blending in come in handy? With stylized artwork evoking both "Vogue" magazine and Edward Gorey, here is a story to bring a smile to all the quiet stars among us.

About the Author

Lauren Child has published many best-selling and award-winning books, including the hugely popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series, as well as, more recently, the Ruby Redfort series. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Lauren Child lives in London.

Trisha Krauss spent sixteen years working in New York for magazines and advertising agencies. Her work has been exhibited in New York and Rome. "Maude the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton" is her first picture book. Trisha Krauss now lives and works as an illustrator in London.

Praise For Maude the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton

Child’s razor-sharp humor is in top form, and it’s also a highly auspicious debut for Krauss, whose chic Wes Anderson meets New York Fashion Week aesthetic is as memorable as the Shrimptons themselves.
—Publishers Weekly