Wow Wow and Haw Haw

By (author): George Murray

Illustrated by: Michael Pittman

Acclaimed poet George Murray and award-winning painter Michael Pittman team up for their first-ever childrens’ picture book. Wow Wow the fox pup has learned a lot about the hows and whys of being a fox. He knows how to hunt and hide, and he’s very proud of his red and white and black fur. But he doesn’t know much about fleas, until the day he wakes up feeling very, very itchy. Haw Haw the crow offers her friendship and guidance in this charming adaptation of the Celtic legend, How The Fox Lost His Fleas. Murray’s playful rhyme and repetition, set against a backdrop of Pittman’s lush paintings, will make Wow Wow and Haw Haw an instant classic and a favourite among small children and early readers alike.

AUTHOR

George Murray

George Murray is the award-winning author of eight books of poems and aphorisms as well as a book for children. His poems have appeared in magazines and journals around the world. He grew up in rural Ontario and has spent time abroad in Italy, Mexico, and New York City but now calls St. John’s, Newfoundland, his home.


AUTHOR

Michael Pittman

Michael Pittman is an internationally exhibited visual artist from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. He now lives in a forest in the middle of an island with his best friend, Krista, and their clever son, Jack.

Reviews

Wow! Wow! indeed… this charming narrative unfolds in masterful storytelling tradition. George Murray’s exploration and use of language, along with his attention to cadence, make this a pitch-perfect tale as he refreshes our idea of “fable”. Pittman’s stunning art underscores and amplifies the telling. Here is an exciting new world for readers of picture books. Read it. Now! Now!

Awards

  • Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration 2015, Short-listed
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    Acclaimed poet George Murray and award-winning painter Michael Pittman team up for their first-ever childrens’ picture book. Wow Wow the fox pup has learned a lot about the hows and whys of being a fox. He knows how to hunt and hide, and he’s very proud of his red and white and black fur. But he doesn’t know much about fleas, until the day he wakes up feeling very, very itchy. Haw Haw the crow offers her friendship and guidance in this charming adaptation of the Celtic legend, How The Fox Lost His Fleas. Murray’s playful rhyme and repetition, set against a backdrop of Pittman’s lush paintings, will make Wow Wow and Haw Haw an instant classic and a favourite among small children and early readers alike.

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    Details

    Dimensions:

    32 Pages
    8.5in * 10.5in * 0.25in
    468gr

    Published:

    May 01, 2014

    City of Publication:

    St. John’s

    Country of Publication:

    CA

    ISBN:

    9781550814620

    Featured In:

    Picture Books

    Language:

    eng

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