“Giggle-inducing humor and nail-biting action…”–Publishers Weekly
“Ahh! The cuteness! It blinds! Well, that’s what you get when you take a rotund, big-eyed baby elephant, give her landing gear and helicopter blades, and send her into the savanna to save animals. Kids will instinctively get it and probably love it.” — Booklist
“darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero.”–Kirkus Reviews
“kids are likely to snap it up hook, line, and sinker.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Packed with visual gags, Slack’s digital artwork features varied blues and zingy dashes of orange, magenta, and neon green that make the friends’ undersea home feel like SpongeBob Square-Pants’s Bikini Bottom by way of Mary Blair.”–Publishers Weekly
“With space tourism close to becoming a reality, Goodman and Slack offer aspiring young intergalactic travelers an entertaining and informative travel guide.”–Kirkus Reviews
Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis has reimagined classic poems such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston Hughes’s “April Rain Song” and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles, they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts, poetry and poet biographies it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a treat for fans of words and numbers alike.
“My three-year-old loves Michael Slack’s new picture book Monkey Truck…The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it’s a darned fun storytime treat.” —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
“The bright, blocky and, above all, goofy digitally painted illustrations will grab attention, and Monkey Truck’s hooting mug (and tooting bottom) will keep the giggles flowing. Hope for more from this outrageous imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews
When Jimmy Choat’s coat goes missing, there’s only one person to blame – and it isn’t the goat! But don’t be surprised if the goat doesn’t take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who’s really to blame.
Take a deep breath and say, “ewwww!” The world’s grossest monsters battle it out in this super fun and lightning-quick card game of gooey worms, toxic slime, and bug-eyed beasts. It’s a monster-eat-monster world as cards turn, fortunes change, and players vie for ultimate Ick supremacy—whoever collects the most gross stuff wins!