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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: overconsumption, consumerism, excess, need vs. want, bike repairs
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 23/Jun/2020
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Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it. He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and no wrench.

Lively illustrations and quirky hand-lettering make The Wrench a delight to read while also conveying an important message about consumerism and excess.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Parents and teachers hoping to teach their children to be less acquisitive now have another tool in their belt (a new one, yes, but a good one). Recommended.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Colorful and comical.”
Publishers Weekly
“Lighthearted…Hip [and] colorful.”