Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Small Saul

From the creator of Binky the Space Cat, comes this hilarious story about an unconventional little pirate. When Small Saul joins the crew of The Rusty Squid, it doesn’t take long for the other pirates to notice something is very different about this tiny fellow. He was born to sing sea shanties, bake pineapple upside-down cakes and redecorate, not to hold a sword and plunder. Being rough and tough just isn’t in his nature.

Small Saul learned at Pirate College that pirates only care about three things: their ship, being tough and lots and lots of treasure. Can Small Saul show these ruffians that despite his gentle spirit, he’s worth his weight in gold? With treasure chests of laughs, Small Saul’s high-seas adventure is a lighthearted celebration of individuality, perseverance and being true to one’s self.

Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of Penguin and the Cupcake and the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Small Saul is Ashley’s most autobiographical character to date. As a child, Ashley much preferred picking flowers on the baseball field instead of watching the ball. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

To learn more about Small Saul, click here.

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