A donkey with bad grammar and a yam that can't help correcting him come together in an unforgettably laugh-out-loud animal and vegetable farce
Cece Bell lives in an old church in Virginia and works in a new-ish barn right next door. She grew up in Salem, Viriginia. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for all kinds of nutty projects, but is now a full-time author and illustrator. Cece enjoys moments of hilarity with Tom, along with three three lady dogs and two youngsters.
"The wordplay is kid-pleasingly silly with a tiny whiff of sophistication...children will never hear "eat your vegetables" the same way again." * Horn Book Magazine, starred review *
"In a linguistic landscape where literally can mean figuratively and flammable and inflammable are interchangeable, Bell's story celebrates the idea that language changes, and pedants who can't adapt will be left in the dust (or in a donkey's belly)." * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
"Brimming over with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this hilarious tale will amuse children grappling with grammar." * BookTrust *
"This irreverent, animated outing fairly begs to be read aloud, and children will demand repeat readings." * Booklist *
"Children will love hearing it read aloud and will no doubt find it very funny" * The School Librarian *