10 Little Insects by Davide Cali

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Bright and altogether engaging; aspiring entomologists should find it extra amusing.


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 Davide Cali

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Davide Cali is an innovative and acclaimed writer for children. Based in Italy, he has written 20 children's books and in 2005 was awarded France's prestigious Baobab Prize for I Can't Wait. Marc Boutavant is the award-winning author and illustrator of the bestselling Around the World with Mouk. His other books include For Just One Day.
Published May 1, 2013 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd. 80 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Mar 27 2013

Bright and altogether engaging; aspiring entomologists should find it extra amusing.

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