Have I Got A Book for You!

Have I Got A Book for You!

Book - 2009
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The bestselling author-illustrator and creator of publishing sensation Scaredy Squirrel presents a character you just can't say ?no? to: salesman Mr. Al Foxword.

Al can sell anything. You can't help but be impressed by his lineup of satisfied customers: he's sold an icebox to a penguin, an umbrella to a fish and a dirt vacuum to a mole.

Al knows you're looking for a great book, and this is your lucky day. Say goodbye to books that leave you bored and uninspired. Research shows that 100 percent of Al's customers notice a dramatic increase in happiness after buying his book. Not totally convinced yet? Just when you think you're ready to close the book on this relentless salesman, he comes up with a clever tactic that you simply can't refuse.

The retro design and the sheer absurdity of Foxword's powers of persuasion make for an off-the-wall picture book with major crossover appeal that pokes fun at our hard-sell society.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781554532896
Branch Call Number: PIC Wat
Characteristics: np : illus


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LiOwensreadersrock Apr 29, 2011

This book is really good because I like it and it is really funny. At the end, the picture was ripped on purpose which was weird.

stephensreadersrock Apr 28, 2011

This was a funny book because he was making forts out of books and he was making people buy them by giving gift ideas.
I liked the pictures because they were pretty.

mowlesreadersrock Apr 28, 2011

I liked this book because it was funny and creative. It made me laugh lots of times when you read it. It was hilarious.


Grade1c-we liked Al the salesman because he sold things to animals that they didn't really need. This book made us laugh because at the end, he said "You break it, you buy it!!

WainfleetPL Mar 04, 2011

Any book by Melanie Watt is amazing and Al the Salesman is hilarious!!

lms Jan 02, 2011

OLa Forest of Reading 2011 Blue Spruce Award selection. This character tries everything to make a book sale. Suitable for up to Grade 2

Apr 13, 2010

Brilliant picture book on advertising techniques. A must for the English teacher in your life.

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