Professor Puffendorf is the world's greatest scientist. Her laboratory is a wonderful place full of odd-shaped bottles and tubes, strange machines that hiss and squeak, and an old cabinet marked 'Top Secret'. And in that cabinet lie her secret potions that have never been tested, potions that can make your wildest dreams come true. One day she goes out and leaves her assistant, Enzo, behind with her pet guinea-pig, Chip. Now is Enzo's chance to get his hands on the potions, but first he has to try them out on Chip. Will they work? What will happen to Chip? And what will happen to Enzo? This successful picture book is now in paperback.
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Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe and is one of seven children. He studied Fine Art at Durban Art School, South Africa and Film Animation at CalArts, California, and started his working life in advertising. He illustrated the Winnie The Witch series for Oxford University Press, which won the Children's Book Award.From Publishers Weekly:
This deliciously wacky book exhibits all the best qualities of British outrageousness just this side of Monty Python. In these collaborators' capable hands, in fact, it resembles a cross between the works of Babette Cole and Edward Gorey. When noted scientist Professor Puffendorf must leave for a conference, her assistant, Enzo--"a lazy, grumbling fellow"--is left to clean up. No longer dwarfed by his boss's prestige and knowledge, Enzo begins to fantasize about being in charge. Unlocking a secret cabinet "filled with mysterious potions," Enzo begins to play out his most ambitious fantasies. The conniving fellow tests one particular concoction on Chip, the professor's beloved guinea pig, and gets his just--and hilarious--deserts. These wild, unusually detailed illustrations boast broad caricatures worthy of Punch. Older children especially will relish the baroque humor as they pore over the pictures' myriad zany touches. One minor criticism: when the two-page spreads are split into two layers (top and bottom), it becomes difficult to know which block of text to read first. Ages 5-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Korky Paul Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0192722611