Do you have a child who loves funny books? This one tells a cautionary tale for any child who leaves his house a mess. What's a couple of ants, a few flies or an itty bitty mouse? Nothing compared to Vlad and Turr and their shaggy, hairy barbarian gang! The ending will evoke a chuckle from all.— Sharon Telpner, employed at Book Bin since 1991
An untidy kid sets off a pest invasion like no other in this boisterously fun picture book about the perils of messy habits. Playing and having fun is a kid's job, right? Cleaning up is a parent's job, right? Why do grown-ups make such a fuss about tidiness and cleanliness, anyway? What's the worst that could happen? A couple of ants pass through? A lone little mouse pays a midnight call? No big deal, right? Right? Author Jason Carter Eaton and illustrator Mark Fearing are here to caution you that being a slob might in fact be a big deal--a really big deal. Maybe even a BARBARIAN-size deal This outrageously absurd cautionary tale might just make you think twice about the cupcake crumbs in your bed and the half-eaten cheese curls behind the sofa. After all, you could end up with an infestation of barbaric proportions.
About the Author
Jason Carter Eaton is the author of How to Train a Train and How to Track a Truck, both illustrated by John Rocco, The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away, illustrated by Ethan Long, and other books. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, two kids, dog, cat, and, happily, NO barbarians (at least not when the weather is warm). Mark Fearing is the author-illustrator of The Great Thanksgiving Escape, among other books for children. He lives in Oregon, along with a bunch of shaggy barbarians who love his two-car garage.