While on a family picnic Mr Mellops notices the mountain water has an ‘awful taste, like oil’
While on a family picnic Mr Mellops notices the mountain water has an ‘awful taste, like oil’. Soon, the intrepid Mellops embark on a quest that takes them to the library, the museum and eventually an oil field! Reissued in English to inspire and delight a new generation of children.
Size: 205 x 235 mm (8 1/8 x 9 1/4 in)
Pages: 32 pp
Illustrations: 32 illustrations
Tomi Ungerer, born in Strasbourg in 1931, landed in New York in 1956 with $60 in his pocket and with a suitcase full of drawings. Overnight he became a star as a caricaturist, illustrator and children's book author and published more than 80 books in ten years. As a graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998, Tomi Ungerer was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and has become an internationally renowned artist. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.
'Delightful bedtime reading for the under-sevens.' The Daily Telegraph