By Hughes, KennethIllustrated by Mankiewicz, Alex
Wee Charles is on his way to see Grandma. He should be excited, but he can't help wondering why Grandma is different these days - and why the drive is so slooowww. Is it him, has he become boring? What were Grandma's four ways to stop that? Hopefully the Flying Monkey Bird has th...e answers. No one but Wee Charles can see him.. so what else can't they see? When they arrive at Grandma's new home, all is revealed. A wondrous window into time and how there are more ways to connect than with words. Wee Charles is a kind, curious boy with a stupendous imagination. Wee Charles and the Flying Monkey Bird is the third picture book of his adventures. As always, there is a unique aspect to his wanderings; and in this book it is how we deal with the change ageing brings to our loved ones. An increasingly common dilemma faced by adult children and their children, this book will touch anyone who is confronting these changes, and reframe it as part of life's journey. Each time the story is read, the provocative open-minded text and fanciful illustrations reward parents, carers, and children with multiple ways to discuss an important and challenging issue. But as well, when all that is needed is simply adventure, Wee Charles and whimsical hidden details in the drawings can be enjoyed for themselves.Read more
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Kenneth Hughes grew up in Los Angeles working in Entertainment with such luminaries as Coen Brothers, Michael Bay, Jim Carrey, Madonna, Meryle Streep, Val Kilmer, Matthew Ralston, Tracy Ullman, Christopher Columbus, Julie Taymor, ISO Dance, Bee Gee's, Amy Brenneman, Diavalo Dance, and Mika Kaurismaki, to name a few (see is IMDB credits or his website kennethhughes.com for reels and resume). Kenneth has appeared in numerous films, tv and commercials. He has also been screened in film festivals including Canne and Sundance, taught and lectured at Film Festivals, Universities (Including CalArts) on Micro-budget Film Making, Dance and Acting. He has directed and produced commercials, music videos, shorts, documentaries, live events, industrial shows and feature films. He has a Cinema Degree, Equine Science Degree, Law Degree and a Pilots License. He grew up singing in the California Boys Choir and is a Professional Dodgeballer (no...really). Australian based illustrator who has lived and worked in many corners of the globe. As a professional artist, Alex began as a printmaker in Kyoto, The graphic style of Japan informs her illustrations.Her work appears in marketing, editorial, public institutions, graphic novels, scholastic publications AND childrens books. Wee Charles is her first collaboration and Picture Book series. Additional projects include Creature Cliches - a bestiary of animal idioms; images from which have been recognised by American Illustration. From a familial line of cinema magicians, when not drawing, Alex can be found editing and directing a feature documentary called What is love?
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