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About Dan Tavis
Dan Tavis is a New York Times Best Selling illustrator living in New Hampshire. He has been doodling ever since his first math class in elementary school and hasn't stopped since! He has a passion for illustrating characters that emotionally connect with the viewer and tell stories through a rich, visual narrative.
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From the creator of the viral “Bones or No Bones” TikTok videos comes a sweet and entertaining picture book following Noodle the pug and his human as they navigate Noodle’s first No Bones Day—a day for being kind to yourself!
Noodle is a sweet, silly old pug who enjoys doing all his favorite activities with his favorite human, Jonathan. But one day when Jonathan goes to take Noodle on his morning walk, he finds Noodle still comfortable in bed. When Jonathan lifts Noodle up, Noodle just flops over. It’s almost like Noodle woke up without any bones!
Noodle isn’t sick or sad—but he also isn’t interested in going for walks or sitting outside (he will accept snacks, though). Today, all he needs are extra snuggles and belly rubs. Jonathan soon learns that not every day can be a Bones Day, and sometimes a No Bones Day is exactly what you need to get through the week.
Meet Fluffy—an adorable kitten. So adorable, in fact, that anyone who sees her will spontaneously explode into balls of sparkles and fireworks. KABOOM! Poof.
Poor Fluffy doesn’t want anyone to get hurt, but everything she tries, even a bad haircut, just makes her cuter! So Fluffy runs away someplace no one can find her. Find out if there’s any hope for Fluffy in this funny and subversive story about self-acceptance and finding friendship in unlikely places.
"To my delight, your average krill is a far stranger story of metamorphosis than anything our butterflies can come up with." - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse 8 Production
A fun exploration of a tiny animal at the base of the ocean food chain
Just 2 inches long full-grown, this little guy is the foundation of the Southern Ocean food chain... “Hi. What are you? You appear to be an egg. You are an egg sinking. For many days, you sink. You sink a mile down, and you keep sinking down… down… until…”
The unidentified narrator follows one krill among billions as it pursues its brief existence, eating and eating while metamorphosing from one thing into another and trying to avoid being eaten. Questions and advice are hurled at the krill on every page, but the krill never responds—because, after all, krill can’t talk, and this is nonfiction. Krill are the largest animals able to catch and eat phytoplankton, and they in turn are eaten by the largest animals ever to live on earth—blue whales—as well as by seals, penguins, and a host of others. In other words, krill are really good at eating, and they make really good eating. And that makes them the most important animals in the high-latitude oceans. As in The Whale Fall Café, Dan Tavis’s illustrations combine scientific accuracy with Nemo liveliness and humor. Our star krill is so good at gobbling up phytoplankton that he turns green, so we can pick him out from the crowd racing to escape a penguin’s beak or a blue whale’s gaping maw. The book has been reviewed and endorsed by global krill expert Dr. Stephen Nichol, and the manuscript earned an honorable mention in Minnesota’s McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers. Helpful backmatter is included.
The Good Eating manuscript won an honorable mention in Minnesota’s McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers.
Technical review and endorsement from Dr. Stephen Nichol, adjunct professor at the University of Tasmania and author of The Curious Life of Krill.
Max und Knut, ein Junge und sein Bär, sind unzertrennliche Freunde. Wenn sie zusammen sind, wird aus einem ganz normalen Samstag ein Tag voller Überraschungen und Entdeckerlust. Denn draußen im Herbstwald warten jede Menge kleine und große Abenteuer – und ein Schatz! Und was gibt es Schöneres, als nach einem ganzen Tag in der Natur nach Hause zu kommen und gemeinsam einen gemütlichen Abend zu verbringen – bis es schließlich heißt: Licht aus und ab ins Bett!
Mit reduziertem, gereimten Text und wunderschönen stimmungsvollen Illustrationen lässt dieses zauberhafte Bilderbuch viel Raum für die eigene Fantasie.