I'm the Boss

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Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 09 Nov 2021

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Description

I WANT TO BE THE BOSS!

Readers of all ages (but mostly the little ones) will understand how this tiny monster feels. For once in their life, this small beast wants to get everything it wants, right here, RIGHT NOW! While the grown-up monster can’t give them a plane they can fly or a cake with lots of candy on top, they can give them a really big hug when they feel upset. This delightful board book will make the little tyrants in your life giggle at the ridiculousness of the demands. And the text’s repetition of “A big one! Right now!” will have toddlers hollering along with glee. Orca apologizes in advance for any autocratic tendencies this book may inspire.

I WANT TO BE THE BOSS!

Readers of all ages (but mostly the little ones) will understand how this tiny monster feels. For once in their life, this small beast wants to get everything it wants, right...


A Note From the Publisher

Elise Gravel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Well known for her odd critters and unusual drawing style, Elise creates books that are popular with adults and children alike. In 2012 she won the Governor General's Award for French-language illustration for La clé à molette. Her books A Potato on a Bike, I am Scary and The Wrench are also available from Orca. Elise lives in Montreal with her family.
Elise Gravel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Well known for her odd critters and unusual drawing style, Elise creates books that are popular with adults and children alike. In 2012 she...

Advance Praise

Praise for A Potato on a Bike

★ “A read-aloud delight for tots and caregivers alike...Lighthearted and wholly engaging nonsense of the first order.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Simple but versatile, wacky yet charming, the board-book world is lucky Gravel came to play.”—Quill & Quire, starred review

“The simple call and response is made for young readers fond of the absurd, and the list of silly queries all lead up to a concluding 'YES WAY!' that highlights the joy of further laughter.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for I Am Scary

“Gravel captures humor and heart in a simple dialogue between the goofy aquamarine monster and apathetic child. The contrasting pairing provides a classic setup, and a heartwarming resolution brings satisfaction to the hilarious exchange.”—Booklist

“Beguiling...This book feels like a comedy skit lovingly performed for an intimate audience.”—Publishers Weekly

“Profoundly effective in its economy of storytelling in the way the best kids books are...Gravel understands what can make childhood stories like Where the Wild Things Are and The Runaway Bunny eternal...I Am Scary is immensely charming.”—Readers by Night blog





Praise for A Potato on a Bike

★ “A read-aloud delight for tots and caregivers alike...Lighthearted and wholly engaging nonsense of the first order.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Simple but...


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ISBN 9781459832947
PRICE $10.95 (USD)

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