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Cicada 2

Winner of the Picture Book of the Year at the 2019 CBCA Awards

by Shaun Tan

Hardback Publication Date: 26/06/2018

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**Winner of the Picture Book of the Year at the 2019 CBCA Awards**

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him.

The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

Cicada work in tall building.
Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.
No sick day. No mistake. Tok Tok Tok!

Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens ...

A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator.

ISBN:
9780734418630
9780734418630
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-06-2018
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
285x223x9mm
Weight:
0.42kg

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  • Transform to Joy

    by on

    When all seems lost, an underappreciated employee is transformed. Magnificently.
    Shaun Tan's beautifully realised paintings illustrate the journey in exqusite detail.

  • Utterly charming.

    by on

    Cicada is a picture-book intended for 7-9-year-olds, written and skilfully illustrated by award-winning Australian illustrator and author, Shaun Tan. Cicada has been working tirelessly as a data processor, without thanks, or privilege or reward, for the same humans, for seventeen years. Seventeen years: we may not remember the significance of that period of time until the aha! moment, when it will bring a smile to the faces of most readers. Tan combines his evocative artwork with a poignant but clever little tale that may well make the reader look a little differently at the humble cicada. Could they really be laughing at us? Utterly charming.