A brilliant new take on a literary classic from the award-winning author and illustrator of Henry Hikes to Fitchburg!
“This book can stand proudly alongside Johnson’s Henry books. Hooray indeed.” —Publishers Weekly
“Slightly cubist, cartoon-like illustrations in mixed media capture the lighthearted politics of this comic animal farm.” —Kirkus Reviews
Welcome to No-Man Farm, where Orvie, the incredibly lazy pig, rules over all of the other animals.And what gives him such authority?Orvie can walk on two legs, and that makes him better than all of the other animals. Or does it?
Four Legs Bad, Two Legs Good! (September; Houghton Mifflin) by the celebrated author and illustrator D. B. Johnson is a lively take on George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm. This time, a plucky duck brings a joyful transformation to the farm—and to Orvie!
Filled with all of the vibrancy and fun that readers have come to expect from the award-winning author of the Henry books, Four Legs Bad, Two Legs Good! is a new spin on a classic from literature and gives it fresh personality and life. Kids always adore Johnson’s zany characterizations, and parents will love the underlying message of teamwork and equality that Johnson so deftly conveys.
D. B. Johnson
has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years. Mr. Johnson’s first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
, was a New York Times
bestseller, a Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year 2000, a School Library Journal
Best Book of the Year 2000, a New York Times
Best Illustrated Book, a Booklist
Editors’ Choice 2000, and the winner of the 2000 Boston Globe–Horn Book
Award. Three Henry books have appeared on the New York Times
bestseller list and have received rave reviews on NPR from Daniel Pinkwater in addition to numerous other awards and accolades. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire. For more information on Mr. Johnson, you can visit www.dbjohnsonart.com