Synopses & Reviews
A pizza, a moon, and a balloon will never look the same! For twentyfive years, John OBrien has contributed quirky and one-of-a-kind cartoons to the pages of the New Yorker. Now readers are invited into OBriens lopsided universe with a hilarious collection of cartoons created especially for this volume. A farmer, a knight, a clown, and other off-the- wall characters find themselves in an absurd world where the moon is a Frisbee and a hungry pizza may gobble them up. Visual gags will tickle readers funny bones and tease their brains, sometimes all at once. Humor fans can expect the unexpected in this wildly entertaining cartoon collection from a brilliant comic mind.
"New Yorker cartoonist O'Brien toys with perception and subverts expectations in 30 brief and clever stories revolving around a farmer, chef, group of woodsmen, knight, doorman, and clown that unfold in two to six panels each. Some stories are wordless (in the first, a cow jumps over the moon, after which a dog leaps up, grabs the moon like a Frisbee, and delivers it to a farmer), and when text is involved, it's fair game, too: after a girl asks a clown for a 'balloon hat,' he uses her speech bubble to do just that. O'Brien has great fun playing with puns and cartooning conventions, and readers will be delighted by the results. Ages 8 up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
*"New Yorker cartoonist O’Brien toys with perception and subverts expectations in 30 brief and clever stories. . .O’Brien has great fun playing with puns and cartooning conventions, and readers will be delighted by the results." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
Get ready for this hilarious cartoon collection that invites readers into the singularly comical world of John O'Brien. In multiple-panel cartoons, a cast of bizarre characters find themselves in a lopsided universe where things are never as they seem. It's a universe where the moon is a Frisbee and if you don't watch out, a hungry pizza pie may gobble you up. Visual gags will tickle readers' funny bones and tease their brains, sometimes all at once. Fans of cartoons and humor can expect the unexpected in this collection from an original comic mind.
About the Author
John O'Brien has illustrated more than ninety books. His cartoons appear in the New Yorker and other publications. He is the only banjo- and concertina-playing children's book illustrator who is also senior lieutenant in the North Wildwood, New Jersey, Beach Patrol. He lives in Delran, New Jersey.