Brave New Pond (Squish Series #2)

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Introducing Squish—a hilarious, action packed graphic novel series from the award-winning creators of Babymouse! Filled with superheroes, comics within comics, and gross-out science, Squish is perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants, Dan Gutman's Weird School, and Jarrett Krosoczka's Lunch Lady.

He's baa-ack! It's a brand new school year for everyone's favorite AMOEBA! Will Squish finally get to sit with the cool kids at lunch? Will Pod stop the giant asteroid from ...

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Overview

Introducing Squish—a hilarious, action packed graphic novel series from the award-winning creators of Babymouse! Filled with superheroes, comics within comics, and gross-out science, Squish is perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants, Dan Gutman's Weird School, and Jarrett Krosoczka's Lunch Lady.

He's baa-ack! It's a brand new school year for everyone's favorite AMOEBA! Will Squish finally get to sit with the cool kids at lunch? Will Pod stop the giant asteroid from destroying the world? Will the LEECHES be the end of Super Amoeba? And what makes cafeteria nachos so delicious anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Squish's second electrifying, fast-paced adventure, Squish #2: Brave New Pond—saving the world, one cell at a time!

Yowza! You can draw comics, too! Look in the back to find out how to draw one of the Squish characters! Also includes instructions for a sensational science experiment you can do at home! Shazam!

Here's what people are saying about everyone's favorite amoeba!

New York Times:
"An energetic, good-hearted escapade, one that young readers will enjoy."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews:

• "Hilarious. If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does."
 
The Bulletin:
"A perfect mix of writing that is simple enough for early readers but still remarkably snarky, clever, and entertaining. Kids will soak up the humor, tidbits of science instruction, and adventure."

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Children's Literature - Loretta Caravette
Squish is an amoeba. In this graphic novel Squish, like any kid, is having problems. He is going to a new school/pond. He has old friends, Peggy the paramecium and Pod who is also an ameoba, but he is tired of them and wants to meet new people. He wants to make a new start. Before school he lists all the new things he wants to do this year. The first on the list is no trading food with Pod. No detention. He does not want to be embarrassed by Peggy. He wants to get picked for kickball for a change and he wants to sit with the cool kids. He wants to be cool! He meets the Algae brothers the coolest microorganisms in the pond. He decides instead of sitting with his old friends at lunch he would sit with the Algae brothers. At first the brothers share their nachos with him and pick him to be part of their team during recess. They walk together to school. Squish is feeling very cool. But when one of the brothers says he likes Squish's hat, really likes his hat—there is no question, Squish has to give up his favorite cap. Things get worst when the brothers tell Squish he has to dump his chips with cheese all over his friend Pod. Squish had problems with a bully once before and it did not turn out well. Will he have the backbone to stand up to the brothers? The book contains some basic facts about algae, amoebas, and even paramecium. It is a fun but simple story that boys and even girls will enjoy. Reviewer: Loretta Caravette
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New York Times:
"An energetic, good-hearted escapade, one that young readers will enjoy."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews:

• "Hilarious. If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does."
 
The Bulletin:
"A perfect mix of writing that is simple enough for early readers but still remarkably snarky, clever, and entertaining. Kids will soak up the humor, tidbits of science instruction, and adventure."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375843907
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Squish Series , #2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 146,228
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brother-and-sister team MATTHEW "InkBoy" HOLM and JENNIFER "WriterGirl" HOLM are the dashing duo behind the award-winning Babymouse series. In addition to fighting the forces of evil, Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including three Newbery Honor winners, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and freelance writer.

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