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Publisher Comments:

What happens when you’re bored, you’ve finished all your books, and you’re hanging around in the biggest and best hotel in London, the Savoy? Follow Zubert and his new magic friends, the Spinglefranks, as they find out! Buffalos in the lobby . . . monkeys in the bedrooms . . . an octopus in the swimming pool . . . and an elephant in the kitchen! How to hide all the animals from the hotel inspectors? Can Zubert and friends find a way to let the animals keep their home?

Drawn in a beautiful, distinctive, and characterful style, this is the first book from bright new illustrator Charlie Sutcliffe, showcasing his imaginative and unique talent.

Praise for Zubert

"A notable debut."

---Publishers Weekly

"It’s a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes."

--Kirkus Review

Review:

"The delirium of newcomer Sutcliffe's artwork offers a delicious contrast to the exacting polish of his technique. Although roundheaded Zubert and his fellow creatures resemble plastic game pieces, they move like living creatures and express themselves with engaging charm. Zubert has time to kill in a hotel while his mother delivers flowers, and he discovers that the halls and rooms are overrun with animals — stampeding aqua buffalo in spectacles, troops of naughty monkeys, a giant red octopus in the pool. Since two pompous hotel inspectors are making their rounds, time is of the essence. The Spinglefranks, flying bunnies who kit Zubert out with his own wings, must hide the animals, and Zubert offers help. 'What about a mouse?' Zubert suggests to scare an elephant out of the kitchen; the mouse the 'slightly magic' Spinglefranks summon has a forest of green tentacles. Look closer for bonus delights like the family marching down the street in flippers and snorkel masks and an elaborate theater of vegetables. Look closer, too, for the text itself, which is quite tiny and crammed into the corners. Even so, it's a notable debut. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Charlie Sutcliffe is a London-based artist/designer/maker who has worked with a wide range of clients over the years, including DMG World Media, Sony, EMI, Jaguar Shoes, and Nokia. Zubert is his first book.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849761215
Author:
Sutcliffe, Charlie
Publisher:
Tate Publishing(UK)
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture, Sewn
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.75 x 9.75 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Tate Publishing(UK) - English 9781849761215 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The delirium of newcomer Sutcliffe's artwork offers a delicious contrast to the exacting polish of his technique. Although roundheaded Zubert and his fellow creatures resemble plastic game pieces, they move like living creatures and express themselves with engaging charm. Zubert has time to kill in a hotel while his mother delivers flowers, and he discovers that the halls and rooms are overrun with animals — stampeding aqua buffalo in spectacles, troops of naughty monkeys, a giant red octopus in the pool. Since two pompous hotel inspectors are making their rounds, time is of the essence. The Spinglefranks, flying bunnies who kit Zubert out with his own wings, must hide the animals, and Zubert offers help. 'What about a mouse?' Zubert suggests to scare an elephant out of the kitchen; the mouse the 'slightly magic' Spinglefranks summon has a forest of green tentacles. Look closer for bonus delights like the family marching down the street in flippers and snorkel masks and an elaborate theater of vegetables. Look closer, too, for the text itself, which is quite tiny and crammed into the corners. Even so, it's a notable debut. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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