The Guild of Geniuses
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439430968 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.82" x 11.28" | Ages 4 to 8
A funny, empathetic (and GREAT-LOOKING) picture book about the cure for feeling neglected.
Are you having a bad weather day? You should try Dr. Lancaster's Portable Weather Machine. Want to rise above it all? Check out Dr. Torrance's Anti-Gravity Belt. Yes, The Guild of Geniuses has created many fantastic inventions to satisfy humanity's most pressing needs...
So when Fred's best friend Mr. Pip seems a little down, Fred knows just who to call. The Guild introduces Mr. Pip to other monkeys (in case he was lonely) and throws him a parade (so he can feel important). But it turns out Fred may hold the solution after all—and he doesn't have to be a genius to be a good friend.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for The Guild of Geniuses :
"Children will chuckle over the urbane visual humor in this promising debut." — Kirkus Reviews
"Kitschy fifties design and appealingly drawn characters make this a promising debut from Santat... Readers should keep an eye on Santat's attention-getting art and sympathetic monkey hero." — Publishers Weekly
"Santat creates a fabulous world filled with kitschy delights... Some will recognize elements of Maira Kalman and William Joyce's artwork, but Santat is freshly his own." — Booklist