Bob Goes Pop!
Laurence King Publishing
Marion Deuchars’ artistic bird Bob returns for a third story.
Herein he’s none too pleased when Owl informs him that there’s a new artist in town – one Roy the Sculptor – and by all accounts his works are creating a stir among the local population.
“But I’m the best artist in town” mutters Bob setting out to confront his rival.
Eager to strut his stuff, Roy introduces Bob to some of his creations and what he sees makes our resident artist’s feathers stand on end.
“HAMMYbammyCHEESYbunny” and ‘SHUTTLEbuttleKNICKKNOCKScuddle” indeed thinks Bob, not being able to resist pointing out what’s patently obvious:
“ … they’re just ordinary objects except bigger.”
Determined to hold on to his top bird status the newbie issues a challenge to Bob. Egged on by Bat and Owl, some fiercely competitive sculpting takes place with Bob determined to win back his best artist crown.
After a few days Bob tries a bit of subterfuge that results in a woof woof face off …
culminating in a very loud POP!
With Roy’s evident distress, Bob sees the error of his ways and decides that teamwork might be the way ahead. Now talents pooled, the pair can jointly create THE world’s most incredible art and enjoy a terrific friendship too.
Through this thought provoking, stylishly illustrated story Marion Deuchars introduces youngsters to the world of pop art and the whole vexed question ‘What is art?’