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Summary

Percival Priggs wants to be the perfect child in order to please his seemingly perfect parents.
But even when Percy gets his family into a mess of a situation, his parents' love for him remains absolute perfection.

about Julie-Anne Graham

  • Julie-Anne Graham is an illustrator and designer with an M.A. in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She has also received a B.A. in Womenswear Fashion Design at Central St. Martins. Graham is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and currently lives in London, England.

reviews

"The mayhem itself is solid slapstick, and the buildup is well-paced. . . . Decidedly delightful."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Graham's sweetly odd characters, goth-lite vibe, and gift for exaggeration may remind readers of offbeat fare such as Coraline or James and the Giant Peach. . . . [R]eaders will come away recognizing the value in not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, as well as investing energy in pursuits one actually enjoys."
—Publishers Weekly

"This story is witty and reassuring and features brilliant visual details."
—Horn Book Guide Reviews

"Hilarious details are scattered cleverly throughout this story, which is sure to become a favorite."
—Foreword Reviews

"The mixed-media illustrations create a world that is quirky yet familiar as Percival learns about acceptance."
—Skipping Stones magazine

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9780762455065
    Pub date: 05/26/2015 | Price: 21.00 Canada/$16.95
    32 Pages
    JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

  • eBook | ISBN 9780762454990
    Pub date: 05/26/2015 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    32 Pages
    JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
    JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • eBook | ISBN 9780762458950
    Pub date: 05/26/2015 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    32 Pages
    JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • eBook | ISBN 9780762459018
    Pub date: 05/26/2015 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    32 Pages
    JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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