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Wowza Calling all kidz Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose? Look no further--do we have the book for you All your favorite comic creators are right here in this handy-dandy hilarious book This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid's favorite subject--RECESS With popular characters from Babymouse and Lunch Lady and brand-new soon-to-be favorite characters from superstars including Dav Pilkey Raina Telgemeier Gene Yang and many more Comics Squad also features Pizza Monsters Secret ninja clubs Aliens Talking desserts Dinozilla Death-defying escapes Bad guys Good guys Medium guys Superheroes Bullies Mean girls Epic battles True love Outlandish schemes Evil plans Fun Jokes Terrible puns And other surprises that will tickle your funny bone WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE LAUGHTER AND POSSIBLE SILLINESS. No assembly required. (Pizzatron 2000 not included.)
- ISBN-13: 9780385370035
- ISBN-10: 0385370032
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: July 2014
- Page Count: 133
- Reading Level: Ages 7-10
- Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Babymouse and Lunch Lady are among a few familiar faces (along with plenty of new ones) in this very funny collection of eight comics shorts from the Holms, Krosoczka, Gene Luen Yang, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, and more. The stories generally embrace a school or recess theme, though in wildly different ways. Eric Wight’s talking cupcake, Jiminy Sprinkles, has a playground run-in with some surly vegetables (“They think they’re so much cooler than everyone else because they’re vitamin-fortified”), while Dan Santat explores homework-sharing and first love in a story that also features an embarrassing and very public vomiting incident. Among the many moments that will keep readers in stitches: Babymouse having her whiskers zapped off by the god Zeus (“You dare insult a mean girl??” he bellows); knockoff versions of President Obama, Iron Man, and Nintendo’s Princess Peach competing in an RPG-style game of kickball; and Petey the cat turning the world’s citizens “rilly dumb” in a hilariously inane Dog Man story from Dav Pilkey. The orange two-color artwork lets the artists’ distinctive styles shine; readers can only hope more such collaborations are on the way. Ages 7–10. (July)