Hardcover, 25 pages
Published by Chronicle Books (2004-10-01)
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Amazon DescriptionThe general of a large and mighty country invades and conquers each of its neighboring countries, one by one. Eventually, all the countries in the world are conquered but oneand that one is so small it doesn't not even have an army. And so, of course, when the day comes that the general is unable to resist invading the small country, the outcome is inevitable. Or is it?
David McKee's profound story and delightful childlike pictures send a special message that is all the more effective for framing a quiet plea for peace.
One Potato Review
I see dead people. But only for a page: the rest of this book is a quiet and surprisingly insightful imagining of one country’s invasion of another, though by the end it’s pretty clear which one does most of the conquering. This from the creator of Elmer, that rainbow-colored elephant who is seemingly everywhere - toy stores and televisions and beds - while this book is predictably not. Still don’t worry. With simple illustrations reminiscent of John Burningham, and short, unthreatening prose.