Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Overview

“Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets. They come in four colours. Pink, brown, black or yellow… but not green.” In this way Dr. Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies.

This is an hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at our natural methods and practices in bringing up babies: look out for the “egg-mangle”—will you ever want to eat it again?

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Overview

“Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets. They come in four colours. Pink, brown, black or yellow… but not green.” In this way Dr. Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies.

This is an hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at our natural methods and practices in bringing up babies: look out for the “egg-mangle”—will you ever want to eat it again?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Willis's clever and original text will particularly delight older siblings who may also find that babies are a separate species."  —Publishers Weekly

"Wickedly funny . . . Ross' bright watercolors are zany and sophisticated, making the most of Willis' wry observations. . . The macabre Twilight Zone ending adds to the fun."  —School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849392921
  • Publisher: Andersen Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 114,300
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the author-illustrator team of numerous books, including Caterpillar Dreams, Daft BatOld Dog, Shhh!, and the Smarties Book Prize–winner Tadpole's Promise.

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