Barry

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Random House Australia, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Barry came to save the world but has been stuck down the back of the couch, in a memorably inventive story with a unique take on environmental themes Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is, he has been trapped down the back of the couch for more than 50 years, unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts, wars, and reality TV are only a few of the things that are threatening the whole of civilization. With only a bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness and save the world before it is too late?
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not sure what I just read. Weird. Ugly. Reminds me of The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. Definitely not for preschoolers - probably better for at least age 10. Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Read this at work to see if it would go with a robot themed story time I am working on. It started off cute with the robot falling behind the couch and mysteriously controlling the Earth. As the story ... Read full review

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Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 60 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness picture book, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Children s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and Free to a Good Home. Visit his website at- www.colinthompson.com

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