Big Whoop! (Hardcover)

By Maxine Lee

POW!, 9781576876831, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Mr. Fox is bored, and he refuses to be impressed--his response to every attempt to attract his attention? "Big whoop." His friends say "it's not healthy," and go to ever more extreme lengths to get a smile from him in this silly story sure to appeal to fans of Oliver Jeffers.

    
     Whimsical, brightly colored, detailed illustrations draw readers into this witty tale about the efforts of a squirrel and a rabbit to amuse their eternally underwhelmed, chronically bored pal, Mr. Fox. Driven to absurdly imaginative feats, including walking to the moon on stilts made of cheese and reading 653 books in 27 minutes, they remain "confuzzled" as Mr. Fox responds with never a smile, only the phrase "Big whoop." Will this determined twosome succeed in eliciting a laugh from the frustratingly taciturn fox? Kids will crack up at the increasingly silly lengths the friends go to, while relating to the stubborn, sly resistance of Mr. Fox.
     



   • Wacky premise and quirky humor that appeals to elementary-school kids



   • Colorful illustrations with funny details draw even reluctant readers into the story



   • Clever celebration of the power of imagination and friendship with a slightly subversive attitude


About the Author

Maxine Lee is an author, illustrator, and cake lover. Maxine's art and graphic design clients include both major international brands and local businesses. She was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, where she still lives with her partner and their two boys, plus a goldfish named Princess Pixie-Frou-Frou. Her debut children's book, Pi-Rat, was published in 2013 by Caterpillar Books in the UK. Visit her at www.maxinelee.com.