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Friday, 24 May 2013

Review: Weasels

Megalomania has never been so furry!

Some of you may be a tad deluded. Some of you may think weasels spend their days eating nuts and berries and frolicking in leaves.

Not so.

What weasels REALLY get up to behind the closed doors of large, top-secret organisation headquarters is . . .

Plotting world domination!

That's right. These fuzzy critters are plotting all manner of dastardly plans to become our human overlords, but just as the great moment is about to take place . . .

Darkness. The lights go out, the machines go off. The control room is experiencing a few technical difficulties, and no amount of fussing and repairing and liaising will uncover the issue at hand. That is, until a very simple solution is found.

This adorable, funny, gorgeously-illustrated book is splashed with fabulous, detailed double-page spreads of weasel mania, complete with speech bubbles, diagrams and all manner of insight into the inner workings of megalomania.

Kids will love exploring all the action and will have a good old giggle at the ending, too. Look out for the little mouse on a leash - weasel pet, obviously.

Next to Open Very Carefully, I have to say this is my favourite Nosy Crow book by far.

Title: Weasels
Author/Illustrator: Elys Dolan
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: May 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780857631992
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book

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