ARGUS


Argus
Illustrated by Andréa Wesson
Candlewick Press, February 22, 2011
ISBN-10: 0-7636-3790-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-3790-3

Mrs. Henshaw's class is hatching eggs for a science project. Sally's egg looks . . . different.

Reviews


"Knudsen (Library Lion) never overplays her hand, but lets the story's laughs unfold naturally from the characters and circumstances. Her grasp of the life of the elementary school classroom is spot-on; this should become another favorite." —Publishers Weekly starred review

"Kudos to unflappable Mrs. Henshaw, Knudsen and Wesson . . . Argus will capture attention and hearts." —Kirkus Reviews

"With clean lines and muted colors, the ink-and-watercolor artwork illustrates the story in a most engaging way, magnifying the humor but keeping the absurdity in check. This pleasing picture book is fun for reading aloud." —Booklist

"Wesson’s lanky, gawky watercolor and ink caricatures capture the fragility of childhood, and the understated telling provides space to grapple with one’s own navigation through episodes of unenlightened authority. Children will relate to the drama while enjoying the humor found in both text and illustration." —School Library Journal