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Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie

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Publisher Comments:

Dexter Bexley has bumped square into a Big Blue Beastie. A bored Big Blue Beastie that ponders eating Dexter Bexley right up just for fun. Thinking quickly, Dexter suggests a much better idea in this darkly comic yet ultimately reassuring tale about friendship. Illustrations.

Review:

"The aptly named Big Blue Beastie, a bored monster, believes eating young Dexter Bexley will relieve his ennui. But the resourceful, diminutive Dexter heads off Beastie's appetite by always coming up with another fun thing that the two of them can do together. In the funniest series of vignettes, they open a detective agency, solving cases with comically evocative names such as 'The Rubber Glove Affair' and even fending off a Moriarty-like nemesis named Professor Hortern Zoar. By the time Dexter's stock of ideas is exhausted, the Big Blue Beastie decides it's much more fun to have the boy as a friend than a snack. Mock-Victorian drawings bring to mind the sly delicacy of Edward Gorey; every image conveys Stewart's (Jabberwocky) wit. The urbane, economical narrative, written in clipped British cadences, follows suit with its comic pith and dialogue conveyed in speech bubbles. Stewart always trusts that readers will get the jokes and be able to fill in the embellishments for themselves. A treat. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823420681
Author:
Stewart, Joel
Publisher:
Holiday House
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Play
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.64x8.96x.39 in. .89 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 32 pages Holiday House - English 9780823420681 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The aptly named Big Blue Beastie, a bored monster, believes eating young Dexter Bexley will relieve his ennui. But the resourceful, diminutive Dexter heads off Beastie's appetite by always coming up with another fun thing that the two of them can do together. In the funniest series of vignettes, they open a detective agency, solving cases with comically evocative names such as 'The Rubber Glove Affair' and even fending off a Moriarty-like nemesis named Professor Hortern Zoar. By the time Dexter's stock of ideas is exhausted, the Big Blue Beastie decides it's much more fun to have the boy as a friend than a snack. Mock-Victorian drawings bring to mind the sly delicacy of Edward Gorey; every image conveys Stewart's (Jabberwocky) wit. The urbane, economical narrative, written in clipped British cadences, follows suit with its comic pith and dialogue conveyed in speech bubbles. Stewart always trusts that readers will get the jokes and be able to fill in the embellishments for themselves. A treat. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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