I’d been curious about this book since it first came out.
I debated whether to include this as part of my Nonfiction Picture Books but I’m doing it.
A typo leads to a miscommunication between the author and her editor. What’s supposed to be a well-researched book about figs becomes a hilariously illustrated book full of pigs with commentaries between the two parties!
This would probably work best for mid-elementary kids but younger readers will enjoy the cute pictures and the silliness of the text. Fig facts. Pig fun. A good introduction to publication as well. Includes recipes (for figs.)
This creative nonfiction is a sort of memoir during William Joyce’s time in school when his grades were low but his imagination through the roof and into outer space. A writing contest allows him to channel his skills and he comes out with Billy’s Booger, about a very unlikely superhero. The book is included inside the book.
A fun look into an artist’s life with great illustrations (as usual.) A great lesson in not giving up as well.