Coppernickel: The Invention

Coppernickel: The Invention


Written, illustrated, and translated from Dutch by Wouter van Reek

Coppernickel has been reading his big book all morning, about all the inventions that have ever been made. But when he gets to the end, he finds that the last page is bank. “Let’s make our own invention,” Coppernickel says to his dog Tungsten. What ensues is nothing less than crazy mechanical madness as Coppernickel learns that when it comes to making inventions, sometimes simplicity is best.

A highly visual story of invention and friendship, this book will encourage young readers to dream!

ISBN: 978-1-59270-100-1
7.88" (W) x 7.88" (H) • 32 pages • HCJ

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"The illustrations are humorous and dare I say, inventive? The ever-growing invention of Coppernickel is very detailed, contrasting nicely with the rough style that the characters and setting are drawn in. The text is equally successful, using short sentences that allow the illustrations themselves to tell most of the story. A great book about imagination and inventions." —Kids Lit

“The eclectic mix of visual simplicity and detail combined with straightforward text result in a timeless tale of imagination and friendship that children will be drawn to and enjoy again and again.” —Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, School Library Journal

“Coppernickel ... Pure Magic! This is one of those books that I want to buy for every child I know! It is all here: imagination, humor, just a bit of danger, quirky illustrations, and a story line that gives children credit for being bright enough to understand multiple levels of graphic representation.” —Leah van Belle, Of Cabbages & Kings

“This is a very delightful picture book, especially for the creative mind that is detail oriented.” —Jan the Book Lady

"A simple and charming tale about not losing the crux of a bright idea amid excessive details, and a secondary message about how much fun it is to experience the outdoors." —The Midwest Book Review


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