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More Flanimals

More Flanimals

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by Ricky Gervais, Rob Steen
     
 
Welcome back to the weird and hilarious world of Flanimals! In this second field guide starring these unique creatures, find the answers to your most pressing Flanimal questions: Where do Flanimals come from? What does the Dweezle Muzzbug's behavior teach us about wishing? Are all Flanimals destined for fraught adulthoods? And who's the maddest ripperflan of them

Overview

Welcome back to the weird and hilarious world of Flanimals! In this second field guide starring these unique creatures, find the answers to your most pressing Flanimal questions: Where do Flanimals come from? What does the Dweezle Muzzbug's behavior teach us about wishing? Are all Flanimals destined for fraught adulthoods? And who's the maddest ripperflan of them all?

The very clever and very cheeky Ricky Gervais shows us that the Flanimals' struggle for survival is not so different from humankind's.They too are born into a wild world, acquire bizarre traits and exhibit questionable behavior. Adults and kids will laugh aloud to see Mernimblers, Scrabs and Dweezle Muzzbugs all compete in the game of "survival of the fittest!"

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Leading a list of picture-book follow-ups this season is More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the British hit The Office who made his children's book debut with Flanimals (about which PW wrote, "In this catalogue of imaginary monsters, each is more gooey and garish than the last"), both illus. by Rob Steen. Just when you thought he'd exhausted the possibilities, Gervais introduces the Pong Flibber, a brown potato-looking fella who escapes by seeming flagellation, and the Twin Plamglotti "born so close together, they've swallowed each other's arms by mistake," and brings back some old favorites, such as the Grundit and Puddloflaj. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This volume is a follow up of the author's Fanimals. While the broad, funky humor may appeal to some adults, it is probably not going to be appreciated by most children. Granted, kids love made-up words and silliness but this seems to be overkill. Furthermore, the reader is told to stop reading, not once but twice in successive sentences on page twelve. On the last page the writer announces that the next book will be about the flanimals that live in the sea. This is marketing in the extreme. The brightly colored illustrations depict weirdly ugly creatures with wierd names, such as verminal psquirm, grommomulunt, and mernimbler. Does anyone really care about these creations? Surely there is more fun for boys and girls in the works of Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-British comedian Gervais uses a field-guide approach in this second book about the bumpy, lumpy fanciful creatures first described in Flanimals (Putnam, 2005). Four short chapters discuss "The Flanimal Kingdom," "Flanimal Evolution," "Flanatomy," and "Flanimal Behavior." A longer chapter, "Spotter's Guide," identifies 17 species, from the Skwunt to the Swog Monglet. All are illustrated with homely, cross-eyed cartoon figures, as in the first volume. The broad humor of the wordplay and the garish, impudent figures may be a quick draw for reluctant readers. The book strains at being clever, but some readers may like its brevity and silliness. It could also be used to encourage children to invent their own creatures.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399246050
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Series:
Flanimals Series
Edition description:
BK&POSTER
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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