A Real Transformer!
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So I Won't
$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-029-9, 8.5 x 10.5
"[David Derrick's] artwork is unique due to his experience in the film and animation industry. To animate literally means to give life. David conveys movement and life in his pieces through strong poses and powerful gestures."
-Artists for Conservation
Ben loved zoos and pretending he was an animal. Then his mom said, "Clean up for dinner." But Ben claimed, "Animals don't, so I won't." However, he didn't expect two could play the same game!
Next child and parent transform into penguins, leopards, bears, and more in a humorous dance of wits. Sharing how certain animals eat their dinner, take baths, and go to sleep, this inventive tale reinvents the familiar evening routine.
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"The animals and their actions are well-chosen for child appeal. Pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor wash combine realistic images with the fantasy of this parent-child game. Both the people and the creatures in Derrick's art have plenty of attitude...The parent-child dialogue is indicated by different typefaces, and the illustrations include irresistible animal noises...just asking for repeat listeners to chime in. The clever premise of this well-worked-out story is likely to appeal as much to adults as to the children they get to share it with."
- Kirkus Book Review
Summer Reading Recommended Books - 2013.
- Upper Arlington Public Library, Ohio
"With a cute full color art style, Animals Don't, So I Won't! is an enticing and recommended pick for young readers and their parents."
- Midwest Book Review