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 Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 UTC 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.

"Altogether this is a grin-worthy production that children and adults will enjoy." - School Library Journal (video review)

"...a fine iconographic treatment...Young viewers will find [the video] both silly and satisfying." - Booklist (video review)

"With pithy humor and a knack for comic timing, Agee has created a character who will endear himself to readers 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. This is a perfect read-aloud for older students who are developing an ear for sarcasm and younger children who will enjoy this offbeat adventure." - School Library Journal

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