The critically acclaimed "best book of the year" (NYT) is now on video!

By Jon Agee Illustrated by Jon Agee Read by Kirby Heyborne Children’s Fiction / Fiction / Humorous / Travel English Age group 3-8 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD September 12, 2017 $38.99 $38.99 9781520086996 Add to Cart
									"Terrific," says Eugene, after winning an all-expenses-paid vacation in Bermuda. "I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn." Unfortunately, Eugene's luck is a lot worse than that. First, his cruise ship sinks, then he ends up stranded on a tiny island. But Eugene isn't alone. There's another castaway, a parrot with a busted wing, who tells him what there is to eat and drink and how to build a sailboat. Cranky Eugene pays attention, and his luck begins to change.

"A fun tale presented with simple lines and colors…" - Video Librarian

“An upbeat conclusion that trumpets the power of friendship provides an unironic ’Terrific!’ at last.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"With pithy humor and a knack for comic timing, Agee has created a character who will endear himself...despite his curmudgeonly exterior and posturing... Eugene's a grumpy old man, but sometimes, grumpy old men can surprise you. Sometimes, they even surprise themselves. The cartoon illustrations feature strong lines and soft colors that contrast wonderfully with the story line. With just a few lines, Eugene's bulbous nose and personality shine through...perfect...for older students who are developing an ear for sarcasm and younger children who will enjoy this offbeat adventure." - School Library Journal

"...this title encapsulates Agee's natural strengths: deadpan delivery, lean storytelling, and an impeccable design sense... Agee's no-frills artwork reflects techniques borrowed from comic strips; neatly penciled frames focus attention and indicate elapsed time, while Eugene's exaggerated body proportions amplify the humor of his bond with the tiny bird... Oversize dimensions and opportunities for chiming in make this a storytime natural." - Booklist