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The Wrench

A picture book by Elise Gravel.

Elise Gravel

Bob's tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it. He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it's not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine!

Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn't need and before he knows it has no money and no wrench.

Lively illustrations and quirky hand-lettering make The Wrench a delight to read while also conveying an important message about consumerism and excess. (From Orca Book Publishers)

Elise Gravel is a Quebec author and illustrator. She is the author of several books for children, including The BatThe Worst Book EverThe Mushroom Fan ClubI Want a Monster! and What Is a Refugee?

Interviews with Elise Gravel

Author-illustrator Elise Gravel uses humour to subvert gender roles and teach children about frustration in her new book, "The Cranky Ballerina."

Other books by Elise Gravel

 

 

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