The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell

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Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons -- and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, it is an extraordinary achievement and one to savour.

About Chris Riddell

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Chris Riddell is an internationally acclaimed writer and illustrator whose many awards include the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals—the most prestigious prize for illustration in the UK. He is the creator of more than one hundred books for all ages, including the immensely popular series the Edge Chronicles and his latest chapter book series, starring the irrepressible Ottoline Brown, which School Library Journal called "exceptional." Chris lives in Brighton, England, where he invents his amazing characters in a very tidy shed in his yard.
Published June 1, 2007 by Macmillan Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Hunting in his tricycle chair, he finds the baby dragon and mama dragon, who chases him through the pillow hills and under the umbrella trees back to the Wardrobe Monster, at which point he tumbles into bed.

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The American Book Center Blog

The title of Chris Riddell’s new picture book, The Emperor of Absurdia, suggests a weird and wonderful plot, and the front cover promises characters that jump off the page with sparkling identity.

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Summary: The Emperor of Absurdia tumbles from his bed into the arms of the Wardrobe Monster and so begins his dreamlike adventure which finally ends in his own, small boy's bedroom.

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