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Welcome to Cuckooville by Susan Chandler and Illustrated by Delphine Durand

One of the townspeople in Cuckooville talks nothing but gobbledygook and the Mayor has had enough! “This has got to stop!” he demands. But has the Mayor spoken too soon?
One day, disaster strikes the town. Strange foreigners have invaded and no one can understand a word of what they are saying—no one, that is, except for the Gobbledygook-speaking Mrs. Gobbledygook! Will she be the hero of the day and finally interpret what these newcomers are requesting? Renowned illustrator Delphine Durand and Kate Greenaway Medal–nominated author Susan Chandler have created a hilarious and entertaining collaboration in this jaunty book about acceptance, diversity, and neighborliness.

Doesn’t that title just say it all? I’m completely sold. Welcome to Cuckooville by Susan Chandler is a book I came across last week and instantly knew I had to pick up. I’m almost certain the Mayor in the story is patterned after my own waffling back and forth between reality and the land of Cuckooville where my kiddos reside. Hopefully we’ll have our copy in the next few days and I can give you all a full review, because this is one I’m truly looking forward to.

By the way…if you have a moment I’d highly recommend checking out the illustrator’s blog. Delphine Durand’s blog is all in French, so turn those translators on and enjoy every last post of her humor and adorable illustrations. I’m positive you’ll find something to brighten your day!

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Interested in learning more about our feature “The Year of the Picture Book“? Please check out our opening post and be sure to leave your recommendations as well as links on that post. Thank you so much for your participation!

2 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Welcome to Cuckooville by Susan Chandler

  1. Gina says:

    Sounds like fun! You know what though…it also sounds like a good way for children to learn to accept those that are different than us, or speak other languages. I can definitely see this having many fun and educational applications. GREAT FIND Danielle!

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