Eric!

Overview

Can clumsy Eric be a hero? Discover that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes.

Eric is a little boy who sometimes gets things wrong. But Eric learns that while you can't be good at everything, sometimes it takes a little time to find out what you are good at. And when a huge monster stomps down the mountain to Eric's village, Eric just might have his chance to shine. For all children who know they are heroes, Chris Wormell has created a wonderful character in courageous ...

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Overview

Can clumsy Eric be a hero? Discover that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes.

Eric is a little boy who sometimes gets things wrong. But Eric learns that while you can't be good at everything, sometimes it takes a little time to find out what you are good at. And when a huge monster stomps down the mountain to Eric's village, Eric just might have his chance to shine. For all children who know they are heroes, Chris Wormell has created a wonderful character in courageous Eric—the boy with a hero inside him, who surprises everyone by saving the day.

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“strong addition to the you-can-be-a-hero-too canon.” —Booklist

"a sweet addition to the genre." —Library School Journal

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
K-Gr 2—Wormell puts a clever twist on the familiar fairy-tale story of a scary monster menacing a small village. Little Eric has something in common with the creature that is terrorizing the people: both are woefully misunderstood. The boy is not good at anything and is routinely verbally abused by his parents, teachers, and peers. They call him such names as "Nitwit!," "Dummy!," and "Dunce." This may seem a bit severe to more sensitive readers, but it is a key part of the buildup to the story's climax. The emotions of the child and the monster are clearly shown in the subtle colored pencil and ink illustrations. As it happens, the monster isn't so scary when the youngster confronts him; in fact, it is just searching for a friend. Although the message of the underdog-turned-hero theme is nothing new, Eric! is a sweet addition to the genre. Abundant speech bubbles and dialogue, paired with large-scale illustrations, make this a good candidate for group storytime.—Nora Clancy, Teachers College Community School, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849412841
  • Publisher: Red Fox
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 809,914
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Wormell's other books include George and the Dragon; Ferocious Wild Beasts!Henry and the FoxMolly and the Night MonsterTeeth, Tails and Tentacles; and Through the Animals Eyes. He has been awarded the Ragazza Prize, the Nestlé Bronze Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal.
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