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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781419704208
Author(s): Matthew Luckhurst
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 228 x 14 x 313 (w x l x h)
Pages: 48
Pages: 5-7

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In this humorous twist on a classic tale, Paul Bunyan and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox, leave life on the farm to work for a logger who pays them with their favorite thing: pancakes Paul and Babe tromp across the country with the logger, filling valleys with pancake batter (forming the Rocky Mountains) and chasing down pancakes blown away by the wind (creating the Grand Canyon). But when Babe starts to feel sick from eating too many pancakes, the two realize that maybe the farm, with its variety of foods, is really the best place for them after all.
The engaging typography and illustrations, combined with the humorous and lighthearted tone, show kids the importance of eating their veggies without giving heavy-handed lessons. An author's note explains the origins of the Paul Bunyan story.
Praise for "Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure"
"Cheerful gouache illustrations, which appear to be partly influenced by 1920s animated cartoons and contemporary street art, bounce with energy, driving the story forward as their adventures unfold...The inclusion of colorful, hand-lettered text adds emphasis and acts as a balance to the art."
—"Kirkus Reviews"

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