"Joyner moves effortlessly between small written sections and big illustrations with comic style text. Really gorgeous...But above all, they're just ridiculously fun boy books."
--Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
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A new early chapter book series where adventure is always just around the corner.
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Meet Boris! He lives with his mom and dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a van that once traveled all over the world. Then one morning, Boris feels a jolt. Could it be? Is the van really moving? Is Boris on an adventure at last?
But when Boris ends up on a trip to a wildlife refuge instead of the jungle safari he'd imagined, he ends up having an adventure he'll never forget. Because for this little warthog, life never quite turns out as he plans.
Andrew Joyner is an illustrator and cartoonist published internationally in newspapers and magazines including THE SUNDAY AGE, THE AGE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, SUN-HERALD, SOUTH CHINA MONRING POST, and READER'S DIGEST. He has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer. THE TERRIBLE PLOP was his first picture book and most recently, he has produced a series of chapter books featuring Boris, a loveable warthog. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.
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This is a fun early reader chapter book. Boris has dreams of traveling the world, but the farthest he gets is the neighboring park. The best part about this book are the illustrations. They add a lot of personality and humor to the story. I really like the fact that there is full color artwork on every page. I read this with my five year old and she loved it. I didn't really see the need for the character introduction at the beginning of the story, but the rest of the book was pretty good. I would like to find more Boris books to read with my daughter. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.