Book review: InvisiBill by Maureen Fergus & Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

9781770496132

  • Age Range: 5 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (July 14, 2015)

SYNOPSIS:

Bill just wanted someone to pass him the potatoes.

Unfortunately, no one even noticed–not his mother (a very busy woman with an important job), not his father (a very important man with a busy job), not his very intelligent older brother, not even his very athletic little sister.

If someone had noticed, the wonderful, terrible thing that happened might never have happened.

But it did.

InvisiBill is the hilariously absurd, tongue-in-cheek story of an ordinary middle child who feels so overlooked by his busy, distracted family that he becomes invisible … or InvisiBill!

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601023Meet the author:   I WAS BORN in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Besides Regina, I have previously lived in the Canadian cities of Brantford, London and Montreal. I also lived in London, England for a short while. I currently live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

I NEVER DREAMED OF BEING A  WRITER when I grew up. I wanted  to be a airline pilot or a  doctor.

IT TOOK ME TEN YEARS to get my first book published and I’ve got four full length novels that have never been published.

YOU DON’T EVEN WANT TO KNOW how many rejection letters I received along the way.

I NEVER GAVE UP because I knew it was the only way to guarantee that I would fail.

I FIND WRITING exhilarating, frustrating, satisfying, exhausting and hard.

THESE DAYS, WHEN I’M NOT WRITING I’m working as the Managing Director of a financial services firm, coaching my kids’ soccer teams, studying karate, baking muffins, making lunches and hanging out with my hilarious husband Nick, our three brilliant, beautiful kids and Buddy the wonder dog.

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REVIEW:
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Isn’t it every kid’s dream to be invisible?  Just imagine the stuff you could do.  But sometimes, being invisible isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Especially when you need a little attention.  Or your potato.  Bill’s family is very busy.  Busy texting, phoning, reading and watching TV.   At.the.supper.table!   
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Suddenly Bill disappears and no one seems to notice.  He’s so unhappy because it seems that everyone is so occupied with their other activities that he is no longer important to them. It’s only when the garbage needs to be taken out that his family flies into panic mode when they realize that they can’t find him.
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There is a lesson in this book – can you find it?
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Plenty of amusing illustrations, a hysterically funny doctor and goofy siblings make this children’s book a fun read.

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