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Benson's Cuckoos

Anouk Ricard

WORKPLACE STRESSES MAY PROVE KILLER IN THIS OFF-THE-RAILS OFFICE SATIRE

Richard thinks heís in luck when he snags a job at the cuckoo-clock factory, but things start to go wrong right off the bat. First of all thereís his boss, who doesnít seem to have the strongest grip on reality and has an odd penchant for silly hats. Then there are his coworkers, who are alternately evasive and idiotic when asked about anything pertaining to actually getting work done. Finally thereís George, the employee Richardís replacing, who supposedly quit but whose family has just appeared on national TV pleading for his safe return. Itís all adding up to a very strange workplace, and when the company goes on a retreat, everything spools quickly out of control.

From the author of Anna and Froga comes a wry, offbeat whodunnit that centers on office life. Anouk Ricardís subtle, sardonic humor undermines the charactersí desperate attempts to be taken seriously, as they bungle kidnappings, misunderstand social cues, and let petty disagreements become feuds. Ricardís dim-witted characters aspire to deviousness but miss their mark, remaining firmly in the domain of slapstick.

With cleverly observed dialogue, charming artwork, and brilliantly over-the-top plotting, Bensonís Cuckoos will delight the adult fans of Ricardís comics for kids.

May 2014 / $19.95 / 6.5" x 9.5" / 96 pages / full color / paperback

ISBN: 9781770461383

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Anna and Froga: Thrills, Spills, and Gooseberries

Anouk Ricard

The whole gang is reunited in Anna & Froga: Thrills, Spills, and Gooseberries. Join Anna, Froga, Ron, Bubu, and Christopher as they get stuck in the haunted house at the county fair with a truly terrifying ticket-taker; as Froga combats a scourge of snails in her garden; and as Bubu has ill-fated dreams of being a great painter.

With this third volume of Anna & Froga, Anouk Ricard experiments with the format, never sacrificing a droll punch line or a hilarious image. Anna & Froga is a true delight for children, parents, and grown-up children alike.

June 2014 / $14.95 / 7.75" x 9.875" / 40 pages / full color / hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-77046-15

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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Anna and Froga: I Dunno, What Do You Want to Do?

Anouk Ricard

IN STORES JUNE 2013

GET LOST IN THE VIBRANTLY COLORFUL, HYSTERICALLY FUNNY WORLD OF ANNA AND HER ANIMAL PALS

Embark on a fresh set of adventures with the hilariously snarky and mischievous heroes of Anna & Froga. In each short episode, Anouk Ricardís deceptively simple illustrations harmonize perfectly with the charactersí petty, silly, and downright slapstick pranks. Bright colors, astutely observed details, and minimalist linework combine to present a world that is shockingly lively and joyous. Anna, Froga, Ron, Bubu, and Christopher have adventures that rival the best in classic comics.

Ricard hits her stride in this second volume of the Anna & Froga books, which have found a loving home amongst classic comics connoisseurs, alternative comics fans, and children in North America and Europe alike.

Hardcover, 7.75Ē x 9.875Ē, 40 pages, full-color


ISBN: 9781770461208

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Anna & Froga: Want a Gumball?

Anouk Ricard

THE MISADVENTURES OF FIVE CHARMING TROUBLEMAKERS

Anouk Ricardís Anna and Froga features the adventures of a little girl named Anna and her gang of animal friends. Annaís best friend is the titular Froga, and they often hang out with Bubu the dog (an aspiring artist), Christopher the gourmand earthworm, and Ron (a practical joker of a cat). With a sly humor, Ricard spins yarns that will delight and entertain the whole family.

Whether the conflict is driven by eating too many French fries, bossing around Johnny the Tuna, or trying to beat a difficult video game, you know that Anna, Froga, Bubu, Ron and Christopher will come out all right in the end, which makes the layers of confusion they pile on one another all the funnier. Ricardís characters are sweet without ever veering into preciousness, as they constantly find opportunities for a laugh at one anotherís expense.

Anouk Ricard works in a fanciful and childlike style, with vibrant colors and simple storylines. The illustrations in Anna and Froga are inviting and the stories well told, employing short, snappy dialogue. Without sacrificing quality, intelligence, or humor, Angouleme Festival-nominated author Ricard is able to write from childhood effectively and charmingly.

Hardcover, 7.75" x 9.875", Full-Color

ISBN: 9781770460706

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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