Have I Got a Book for You!

Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt

The bestselling author-illustrator and creator of publishing sensation Scaredy Squirrel presents a character you just can't say “no” to: salesman Mr. Al Foxword.
Al can sell anything. You can't help but be impressed by his lineup of satisfied customers: he's sold an icebox to a penguin, an umbrella to a fish and a dirt vacuum to a mole.
Al knows you're looking for a great book, and this is your lucky day. Say goodbye to books that leave you bored and uninspired. Research shows that 100 percent of Al's customers notice a dramatic increase in happiness after buying his book. Not totally convinced yet? Just when you think you're ready to close the book on this relentless salesman, he comes up with a clever tactic that you simply can't refuse.

The retro design and the sheer absurdity of Foxword's powers of persuasion make for an off-the-wall picture book with major crossover appeal that pokes fun at our hard-sell society.

978-1-55453-483-8 | Aug 1, 2013
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $10.99
4-color 7 1/2 x 9 32 pages
Grades: K To 4 / Ages: 5 to 9

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“... a self-reflexive and broadly comic parody of self-promotion that invites its young readers to become critical consumers of advertising.”
— Quill and Quire, August 2009
“Driven by a particularly artful use of page turns, this makes compelling reading. Have your credit card ready.”
— Kirkus Reviews, July 2009
“Jokes and interactive fun are the point here ... Give this to Mo Willems' legions of Pigeon fans.”
— Booklist, September 2009
“Foxword's clever sales techniques make this book funny to the hilt.”
— School Library Journal, December 2009
2011 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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