“More than an effective counting book . . . this is the book your ‘funnest’ babysitter reads to you!”
—Marcey Walsh, national math/science children’s performance artist, Highly Contagious Education
Beware of beasts with epic appetites! As a band of eight knights trek to their castle with Glubbery Gray, the Knight-Eating Beast, in tow, little do they realize that their captive has a taste for gallant gentlemen. It’s not long before the knights begin to disappear, one by one, and the countdown begins.
Hilarious, wacky, and a little bit ridiculous, this counting book with a twist features fanciful and vibrant cartoon illustrations, wickedly clever rhyming couplets, a snowball fight, a nap, a bath, a baker, a dragon on stilts, a pretty girl in a lake, eight entertaining knights, and one unforgettable beast.
About the Authors
An award-winning writer and playwright, Beth Kander is the community outreach director for Mad Genius, Inc., a creative agency. She is involved in a wide variety of theater and arts organizations and was named a Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellow. A graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Michigan, Kander lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bret Kenyon is a national sales assistant for CBS-affiliate WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi. He has worked as a youth pastor, executive director of Covenant School of the Arts, commercial actor, and freelance writer. He and his wife, Rachael, live in Jackson, Mississippi.
About the Illustrator
Jesse Labbé is an independent artist who has worked as a concept artist for a film and video production company. He attended the Art Institute of Dallas and has authored and illustrated a graphic novel, with more projects underway. A frequent exhibitor at Comic-Con conventions, Labbé enjoys music, hiking, and karaoke. He lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
GLUBBERY GRAY, THE KNIGHT-EATING BEAST
By Beth Kander and Bret Kenyon
Illustrated by Jesse Labbé
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Medieval
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
40 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
21 color illus.