Animal Masquerade (Hardcover)

By Marianne Dubuc, Marianne Dubuc (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554537822, 120pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Come one, come all to the animal masquerade! The lion is going as an elephant, the elephant as a parrot, and the parrot as a turtle! Each costume gives way to another, yielding new surprises on every page, and revealing a menagerie of familiar and unusual animals. Young children will delight in the absurd and amusing images (who wouldn't love a ladybug dressed as a hippopotamus?) and will also appreciate the gags (a fish costumed as a cat is dubbed a ?catfish?) and other bits of silly sweetness. Recapping this reading adventure: a detailed panorama at book's end, showing all the party guests in their fanciful finery.


About the Author

Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and The Bus Ride, which received the 2015 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and The Bus Ride, which received the 2015 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.



Praise For Animal Masquerade

... sparklingly droll and imaginative ... Marianne Dubuc, a French Canadian artist, has created a delightful cavalcade of birds and beasts ...—The New York Times

With subtle variations in text and font Dubuc ensures that this parade is always surprising.—The Toronto Star

Wishing that they, too, could attend the masquerade, children will eagerly turn the pages to discover the disguise chosen by their favorite animal.—School Library Journal

For kids who never tire of driving one joke into the ground, this is the perfect book---and for their adults, there are enough surprises to make that one joke tolerable for repeated readings.—The Horn Book, Starred Review

An unassuming gem.—Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

A good choice for imaginative animal lovers.—Kirkus Reviews