Thursday, February 25, 2016

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis


Authored and illustrated by Jarvis

Unwrapping some illustrations for you...

About the book...

Alan, the alligator lives deep in the jungle.  He has a bad-boy reputation amongst the critters living there because each day he terrorizes them with his big, sharp teeth.  

"I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!"

Before he goes on his raids he primps and buffs up his shiny pearly whites by brushing them carefully, he polishes up his scales, and rehearses his face intimidations.  Yes, you would have to categorize Alan the alligator as a jungle bully. 

After a long day of aggression Alan loves to soak in a warm mud bath, work on his crossword puzzles and take out his teeth.  Yes, you heard correctly... sssssssshhhhh! Alan's teeth are false!! Can you believe it?  He takes such pride and power by having these weapons in his mouth.... his teeth define who he is in that jungle, and they are counterfeit.  

One day a very strange thing happens.  He get up and he cannot find his teeth? What you may ask? How can that be?  What ever could have happened to his chopper? Will an identity crisis occur or will Alan discover a new way to characterize himself in his jungle?  

Jarvis's  debut picture book is bursting with bright colours, full of wit and humour and begs to be read again and again.  This delightful tale of Alan's heartwarming journey of self-discovery will have both young and old smiling I'm sure. 

About the author/illustrator...

Jarvis completed many different jobs before he found as calling as a children’s illustrator and author. As a bingo-caller, castle-painter, record-sleeve designer and animation director, he has a strong visual aesthetic. Keeping elements of his original sketches, Jarvis loves to create images that look ‘made’ and uses pencil, chalk and paint, often getting lost in photoshop. His authored titles are personal, funny and a little bit quirky. 

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