Tidy (Hardcover)

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By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
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Pete really wants the forest to be clean--but he surely goes too far in this book that explores the consequences of single-minded vision gone awry. While Pete starts as a very helpful badger who wants his friends to be cleaner and therefore happier, his push for purity squeezes the life out of the forest and almost condemns himself and his friends to the ultimate kind of clean: sterile, lifeless, without them. Lots of discussions with readers are brewing here in this story that manages to wrap complex ideas in a short story.

 

— Todd Wellman

Tidy loves to keep things neat! But the forest and those who live there are always getting messy! What's a badger to do!? This charming story is a great read for any parent looking to help their kids understand environmentalism and what happens when you clean up too much. The art style and characters are bright and engaging. This book has such a great message you'll be reading this one for a long time to come.

— Kelli O'Malley

Description


Pete the badger learns that being tidy isn’t always the best thing in this save-the-environment picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett.

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest. Will Pete realize the error of his ways and reverse his tidying habit?

About the Author


Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.  Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Old Hat.  She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig's Evie and the Animals and and a recent full-colour edition of Quidditch Through the Ages

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Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.  Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Old Hat.  She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig's Evie and the Animals and and a recent full-colour edition of Quidditch Through the Ages

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781481480192
ISBN-10: 1481480197
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English