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This is a Serious Book

Jodie Parachini
Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

A gloriously silly book in which a host of hilarious animals thwart the author’s attempts to create a serious book.

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A serious book is black-and-white, and it informs the reader.
So why are a donkey in a flowered hat, a laughing zebra, a hissing snake, a marching penguin and cavorting monkeys in this book?
Join the fun as the animals take control, effortlessly and with great style and humour, in this new picture book that is both very silly and very sophisticated, to be enjoyed by all ages . . .

Critic Reviews

Guaranteed to become a firm favourite with children young and old

School Librarian

Jodie Parachini grew up in Concord, Massachusetts and studied at Trinity College and Georgetown University in the US. She now lives in London with her husband and two daughters, where she is a freelance editor of adult and children’s non-fiction. This is the first picture book she’s written that is her idea. @JodieParachini

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