IF you’ve been crying out for a book featuring a stick insect famous for doing impressions of sticks, a detective with a sidekick who’s a three-week old larva, a preying mantis who’s deadly with a drinks trolley and a fly who’s just there for the dung, then your luck has finally turned!
10 Little Insects is a hilarious riff on that celebrated whodunnit, Agatha Christie’s 10 Little Indians.
In this innovative graphic novel for middle readers and upwards, ten very different insects, each with something to hide, are brought together to a mysterious house on a secluded island for the weekend. Then, one by one, very unusual things start happening to them ...
But all is not as it seems, as Cali and Pianina delightfully subvert the whodunnit genre with a story that is at once brilliant, baffling, laugh-out-loud funny and somewhat surreal.
Davide Cali will launch 10 Little Insects at the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s National Conference on 19 May 2012. To see all details of Davide's Australian tour visit our blog here.
Ten Little Insects was selected by a panel as one of the best graphic novels of the year at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival in France.
About the Author
Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including The Enemy: A Book About Peace, Mama Robot, and Santa's Suit. Vincent Pianina is an acclaimed illustrator. In 2010 his work was selected for "Rue d'Artico," a prestigious anthology showcasing the work of Europe's top young illustrators.
'Features inventive, whimsical mixed-media illustrations... An intriguing offering that will open up discussion.' - Booklist on The Bear with the Sword
For Ages: 6+ years old
Number Of Pages: 68
Published: 6th June 2012
Publisher: Wilkins Farago
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 21.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Type: Illustrated