Nothing

Overview


Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it-and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing-the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far. Funny and silly, this is another solid entry by Agee. ...
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Overview


Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it-and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing-the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far. Funny and silly, this is another solid entry by Agee.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Nothing is a curious topic for the man who knows how to play endlessly with words, but that is Agee the writer. In this tongue-in-cheek picture book fable for kids of all ages, Agee the artist has decided to play with the concept of space; that is to say, fashionable space. Otis the Antiques Man has sold his last antique when the richest lady in town arrives, hot to spend money. Otis sells her three-hundred-dollars worth of "nothing." True, he is pressed, and true, the customer is always right . . . but somehow the sale does not sit well with him. When honest Otis refuses to sell more of "nothing," other tradesmen are quite willing to take up the slack. Mall-raised toddlers and their older siblings and parents will recognize the shopping hysteria Agee creates with his simple story and pictures. Yes, the book will produce chuckles, even laughs, but beneath it all, Jon Agee is still definitely playing games with his readers. The end result is a fairly biting commentary on modern consumerism. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789866407208
  • Publisher: Da Ying Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Language: Chinese
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of a number of celebrated picture books, including Milo's Hat Trick (an ALA notable), The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (an ALA notable), and The Return of Freddy Legrand (an SLJ Best Book). He has also created six popular books of wordplay, among them Smart Feller Fart Smeller and Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! He lives in San Francisco.
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