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Mr. Hulot at the beach /

by Merveille, David [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : NorthSouth, 2016.Description: 48 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.ISBN: 073584254X; 9780735842540.Other title: Mister Hulot at the beach.Uniform titles: Monsieur Hulot à la plage. English.Subject(s): Hulot, Monsieur (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Tati, Jacques -- Characters -- Juvenile fiction | Beaches -- Juvenile fiction | Hulot, Monsieur (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Tati, Jacques -- Characters -- Fiction | Beaches -- Fiction | Tati, Jacques | Beaches | Characters and characteristics | Hulot, Monsieur (Fictitious character) | Stories without words | Picture books for children | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Stories without wordsSummary: This wordless picture book follows the humorous misadventures of Mr. Hulot as he attempts to enjoy a day at the beach.
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Mr. Hulot is back in this wordless picture book celebrating the comical misadventures of a day at the beach! Created and played by French comic actor and filmmaker Jacques Tati, Mr. Hulot is a beloved character in France. David Merveille's meticulously designed comic strip style illustrations capture the imagination and good nature of Mr. Hulot as he navigates the hilarity of a missing shoe, a disgruntled fisherman, a mistaken pipe, and more. Like Merveille's earlier book, 'Hello, Mr. Hulot', 'Mr. Hulot at the Beach' is a visual treat and a true delight to the observant viewer. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: David Merveille works for the press and teaches graphics and illustration at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels. He has worked on many publicity campaigns in France and Belgium, and creates posters and illustrations for a daily newspaper called La Libre Belgique. Other books by Merveille include 'Hello, Mr. Hulot!'

This wordless picture book follows the humorous misadventures of Mr. Hulot as he attempts to enjoy a day at the beach.

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Horn Book Review

At the end of Hello, Mr. Hulot (rev. 1/14), the hero is seen planning a holiday. In this sequel we discover what particular challenges a seaside vacation offers the lanky, well-meaning, and diffident Frenchman. Having borrowed the character from the iconic films of Jacques Tati, Merveille now borrows a setting. The backdrop of a beachfront hotel, a cast of cameo characters including a pair of waiters, a naughty boy, and a young woman with complicated coronet hair -- even the props of tennis racket, shrimp net, and busted kayak -- all echo the 1953 movie Mr. Hulot's Holiday. What is original to this wordless picture book in tones of black, white, gray, and newsprint are the scrapes that Mr. Hulot gets into. Their very predictability is their pleasure. Of course a folding beach chair will fight back. Of course Mr. Hulot's desire to sit quietly and read his paper will be foiled by dogs, passing kites, and the tides. Of course a seagull will lay eggs in his shoe. There are a couple of contemporary touches -- a cell phone, Charlie Hebdo on the newsstand -- but mostly this is a timeless world of summer, punctuated with slapstick minus the cruelty, a world of benign disaster, sweetly funny. sarah ellis (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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