The Toad by Elise Gravel
The Disgusting Critters Series (Disgusting Creatures)

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...she closes with a plea and, harking back to those South American origins, an image of an outsized toad, arm in arm with a dark-skinned lad (in a track suit), waving goodbye: “Hasta la vista!” A light dose of natural history, with occasional “EWWW!” for flavor.
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She's good for the environment... and she's disgusting!

Distinctive trait: Warts
Food preference: Bugs and worms
Special talent: Eating her own skin

Disgusting? Yes, but fun, too!

The Toad is the next installment of the Disgusting Critter series. Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Humorous text and funny illustrations will leave young readers croaking for more.
 

About Elise Gravel

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ELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She has won a Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration in French, and is well-known for her original, wacky picture books and graphic novels. After completing her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.

Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Author Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
 
Published July 5, 2016 by Tundra Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 13 2016

...she closes with a plea and, harking back to those South American origins, an image of an outsized toad, arm in arm with a dark-skinned lad (in a track suit), waving goodbye: “Hasta la vista!” A light dose of natural history, with occasional “EWWW!” for flavor.

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