About the Book
Written and illustrated by Matthew McElligott
2004, Walker and Co.
ISBN Paperback: 080278934X
Recommend ages: 5 to 8
Absolutely Not is the story of two bugs who go on a walk full of illusions and visual surprises. Gloria is brave, but Frieda is absolutely not. Gloria wants to go for a walk, but Frieda absolutely does not. Everything is scary from Frieda’s point of view – the river looks suspiciously like a snake, and is that mouldy old log over there a ferocious dog?