Author(s): Mathieu Lavoie
Creativity and perseverance lead to unexpected success for a little worm who goes after an apple high up in a tree The apple is up high. Toto is down low. A bird flies by. Toto has an idea. And so this hilariously expressive little worm gets busy creating plan after plan to reach his desired meal. His crafty strategies are successfully executed but miserably unproductive...until the opportunity presents itself and Toto seizes the moment without foresight. With just the perfect balance of predictability and surprise, this tale reads like an animated short that the reader will want to see again and again.
"A crisply narrated story of hard-won success... Lavoie's art is as dead simple as his writing, and his gouache paintings reduce the story's elements to their bare essentials."—Publishers Weekly
"A madcap miniodyssey sure to thrill readers."—Kirkus Reviews
"[Toto's] crafty strategies will inspire creativity and independence in younger readers as Toto encounters each humorous failure with an increased determination to succeed."—PrimaryTimes.net
"...Made me laugh aloud."—Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Mathieu Lavoie is a children's book author and illustrator, as well as the creative director and co-founder of Comme des Geants, a children's book publisher based in Montreal. Mathieu lives in Montreal with his two children and his wife, award-winning author/illustrator Marianne Dubuc. This is his first book in English.