Book Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623719937 HB
ISBN: 9781623719616 PB

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Edition: 1

Illustrated by: Timo Mänttäri

Illustrations: full-color

Ages: 3 to 8

Release date: Spring/Summer 2018

Category:

Spy Dad

By • Illustrated by Timo Mänttäri

Paperback $ 8.95 | Hardback $ 17.95

“Mäntärri works in zippy, exclamatory graphics rendered in Marimekko-esque patterns and colors, and offers some irreverent domestic humor… Given the plethora of books in which kids imagine themselves as ninjas and spies, readers of all ages may find it refreshing to see a parent with a secret life, too. Ages 3–8.” — Publishers Weekly

About this book

Olivia is Fed up! Having a dad who's a secret agent is hard: spies work long hours and travel a lot. Olivia wants more family time, so what's to be done?

In this fast-paced story, Dad makes a decision that takes them on an adventure. With dark and mysterious characters following in their tail, Olivia's spy dad is always one step ahead. But he knows that vacations can't last forever. Will Dad's final decision make Olivia happy?

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About the authors

Jukka Laajarinne is a Finnish author who has previously won the Nordic Picture Book Award (Granny’s Machine, 2005), and received two nominations for the prestigious Finlandia Junior Prize. He enjoys success across several genres, writing not only children’s books but also novels, science fiction, short stories and essays.

Timo Mänttäriis a Finnish illustrator and versatile graphic designer whose work includes children’s books, book jackets, film graphics, postcards and posters. He lives and works in Helsinki, where he enjoys old films and bookshops, playing Lego with his two daughters and exploring the city on foot.

Reviews

“Mäntärri works in zippy, exclamatory graphics rendered in Marimekko-esque patterns and colors, and offers some irreverent domestic humor… Given the plethora of books in which kids imagine themselves as ninjas and spies, readers of all ages may find it refreshing to see a parent with a secret life, too. Ages 3–8.” — Publishers Weekly

“A comical and silly look at a most unusual lifestyle. A fun addition… The graphic style illustrations are bold and bright, and add more appeal for young readers.” — School Library Journal

About the Author

Timo Mänttäriis a Finnish illustrator and versatile graphic designer whose work includes children’s books, book jackets, film graphics, postcards and posters. He lives and works in Helsinki, where he enjoys old films and bookshops, playing Lego with his two daughters and exploring the city on foot.

Additional information

Author

Laajarinne , Jukka

Edition

1

Inprint

Crocodile Books

Pages

32

Type

HB

Illustrator

MÌÄå_nttÌÄå_ri, Timo

Illustrations

full-color

Age

3 to 8

Release date

Spring/Summer 2018

Author Home

Finland

Format

8" Ìâå_" x 11"

Cover

Hardback, Paperback

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