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Desbordes, Astrid

Edmond: The Thing

(3) K-3 Translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. Illustrated by Marc Boutavant. When squirrel Edmond and owl George spot the Thing (it resembles a furry red haystack with eyes) across the river, they flee in fear. When George decides to don a disguise and investigate, he ends up frightening his neighbors. A giddy skewering of xenophobia, this story (originally published in French) features homey, vaguely retro art that calls to mind the best of early Little Golden Books.

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