The Great House Hunt

Overview

Mr. and Mrs. Polka-Dot are a young couple ready to settle down. With real estate agent Mr. Weevil, they search for their dream home. In this deliriously funny house-hunting marathon, the Polka-Dots view bizarre options: a moldy mushroom, a snail shell, a cork floating on the river, a crumbling sand castle, a rotten apple, an inhabited burrow, and a “loft-style” broken bottle. Will they ever find a nest? Davide Cali’s humorous story is made all the more hilarious by Marc Boutavant’s quirky characters and ...
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Overview

Mr. and Mrs. Polka-Dot are a young couple ready to settle down. With real estate agent Mr. Weevil, they search for their dream home. In this deliriously funny house-hunting marathon, the Polka-Dots view bizarre options: a moldy mushroom, a snail shell, a cork floating on the river, a crumbling sand castle, a rotten apple, an inhabited burrow, and a “loft-style” broken bottle. Will they ever find a nest? Davide Cali’s humorous story is made all the more hilarious by Marc Boutavant’s quirky characters and detail-filled illustrations that children will pore over again and again.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Two spotted bugs, the Polka-Dots, are searching for a new home with the help (or hindrance) of Mr. Weevil, an orange insect with a large proboscis. Dotted lines trace their house hunt, scurrying past mushrooms, tunneling underground, floating down a stream, and wandering through a broken bottle. Adults may be mildly amused by Mr. Weevil's misguided attempts at salesmanship, but children won't get the jokes. Boutavant's artwork, though busy, is captivating, and children will enjoy discovering humorous details depicting the lives of happy, big-eyed bugs. With its large format and brightly colored, retro-style illustrations, House Hunt is visually appealing to children. However, the narrative, conveyed exclusively in dialogue balloons, will not hold the attention of a group. An additional purchase best shared one-on-one or enjoyed by one or two children alone.—Martha Link Yesowitch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849761000
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 14.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Davide Cali is an innovative and acclaimed writer for children. Based in Italy, he has written 20 children’s books and in 2005 was awarded France’s prestigious Baobab Prize for I Can’t Wait. Marc Boutavant is the award-winning author and illustrator of the bestselling Around the World with Mouk. His other books include For Just One Day.
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