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Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales

 
 
 
 
Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales
Author: Kurt (Illustrator) Anders M. T. / Cyrus
ISBN 13: 9780152053949
ISBN 10: 152053948
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: N/A
 
 

The first book in a hilarious series, now in paperback

Child Magazine

On Career Day, Lily finally meets her father's boss, Larry, just an average guy who hides his face under a sack, has a rubbery tail peeking out from his suit, and periodically dumps buckets of brine over his head. Right. Although Lily's dad is clueless ("He has a skin condition, Ms. Nosy"), Larry is actually the leader of evil, laser-eyed whales who plan to take over the world wearing stilts-unless Lily can stop them. These dastardly sea creatures will leave kids laughing in their wake, thanks to deadpan prose, a ludicrous plot, and campy illustrations, all with the exquisite absurdity of a Monty Python skit. (ages 8 to 12)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005