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Free Lunch (Mr. Lunch)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
What happens when Mr. Lunch, bird-chaser extraordinaire, tries to help his feathered friends and finds himself framed for stealing birdseed? It's the zaniest adventure yet for the clever canine star of Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride and Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Viking Juvenile
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Dolly
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: parents reading with their young children
Shelves: 2018, childrens, aviation
So very strange.

I suppose that this story will appeal to children with its vibrant colors, cartoon characters, and quite obvious good vs. evil plot. The narrative is very random, almost to the point of being confusing. In any case, I am just not that big a fan of the illustrations.

Meh.
Kaethe
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of the delights of working in a bookstore or library is finding books you would have missed otherwise. Although this isn't my favorite by Seibold, it was an excellent find. (My favorite is Penguin Dreams or Olive, the Other Reindeer)
Carly Johnson
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvie
Cute story with retro illustrations.
Alexandra
Jan 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like illustration
Adorable drawing made in Illustrator. Weird stories.
Beverly
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
A good adventure story with goofy-looking, somewhat distorted character illustrations.
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American artist and children's book creator. With no formal art training, he was able to sneak into the art world during the "outsider art" craze of the 1990s. His book Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride, published by Viking in 1993, was the first children's picture book to be created with digital media. His 1997 book Olive, the Other Reindeer led to an animated television special of the same name.

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