Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People

Kobo ebook | November 22, 2011

byDouglas Coupland, Graham Roumieu

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In the grand tradition of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, Tim Burton's Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Hillaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales for Children, comes Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu's Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People.

Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu's insane knack for illustrating the ridiculously weird? The answer is seven deliciously wicked tales featuring seven highly improbable, not only inappropriate, characters, including Donald the Incredibly Hostile Juice Box, Hans the Weird Exchange Student, Brandon the Action Figure with Issues and Kevin the Hobo Minivan with Extremely Low Morals. If you are over the age of consent, seriously weird or just like to laugh, you'll love the unlovable miscreants who unleash their dark and unruly desires on every page of these unsuitable, completely hilarious tales.


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In the grand tradition of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, Tim Burton's Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Hillaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales for Children, comes Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu's Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People.Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307360687

ISBN - 13:9780307360687

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was funny, sad, creepy and weird; but overall a huge hit! Douglas Coupland compiled seven short stories, that are all children book tales per se, but not actually intended for a young audience. Coupland writes about Donald, the incredibly hostile juice box (as shown in the image), who gets off on torturing other juice boxes, as well the janitor, teacher and principal. Sandra, the truly dreadful babysitter, is always up to more trouble than the children she is supposed to be taking care of. Other characters include: Hans, the weird exchange student; Brandon, the action figure with issues; Cindy, the terrible role model; Kevin, the hobo minivan with extremely low morals, and my favourite of all–Mr. Fraser, the undead substitute teacher. The stories are unique and the illustrations are absolutely marvelous! I highly recommend you pick this one up for yourself, and hide it from the youngsters!
Date published: 2014-10-31