10 Little Insects (Hardcover)

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A hilarious, innovative riff on Agatha Christie's celebrated whodunnit 10 Little Indians, in graphic novel form 

For discerning readers who have been crying out for a book featuring a stick insect famous for doing impressions of sticks, a detective with a sidekick who is a three-week old larva, a preying mantis who is deadly with a drinks trolley, and a fly who is just there for the dung—your luck has finally turned! In this innovative graphic novel for younger readers, 10 very different insects, each with something to hide, are brought together to a mysterious house on a secluded island for the weekend. Then, one by one, they start dying in very unusual circumstances. But all is not as it seems, as Cali and Pianina delightfully subvert the whodunnit genre with a story that is at once brilliant, baffling, laugh-out-loud funny, and somewhat surreal.

About the Author

Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including The Enemy: A Book About Peace, Mama Robot, and Santa's Suit. Vincent Pianina is an acclaimed illustrator. In 2010 his work was selected for Rue d'Artico, a prestigious anthology showcasing the work of Europe's top young illustrators.

Praise For…

"Features inventive, whimsical mixed-media illustrations. . . . An intriguing offering that will open up discussion."  —Booklist on The Bear with the Sword

"Delivers engaging, Continental-style entertainment, with echoes of Hergé along with Christie." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780987109910
ISBN-10: 098710991X
Publisher: Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
Publication Date: May 1st, 2013
Pages: 80
Language: English