The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles

by Maxwell Eaton
     
 

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The Flying Beaver Brothers are back! All is not well on Beaver Island. Ace and Bub have noticed a number of things (trees, houses, evil penguins) sinking into the ground. They soon discover that Captain Jo Jo and his scurvy crew of mud-making moles have hatched a nearsighted plot to steal dirt from Beaver Island to make their own island home even

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The Flying Beaver Brothers are back! All is not well on Beaver Island. Ace and Bub have noticed a number of things (trees, houses, evil penguins) sinking into the ground. They soon discover that Captain Jo Jo and his scurvy crew of mud-making moles have hatched a nearsighted plot to steal dirt from Beaver Island to make their own island home even bigger! 

Can Ace and Bub stop their brotherly bickering and save Beaver Island before it disappears forever?

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Kirkus Reviews
Eaton has learned an important truth: One of the great joys of reading comic books is the sound effects. The Flying Beaver Brothers series may have the best sound effects in all of comics. "RORP!" is the sound of a hole being torn in a parachute. "FOY! FOY! FOY!" is the sound of a beaver tumbling through the air. "YUT" is the sound of that same beaver being attacked, a few minutes later, by tiny moles. The moles have been suctioning dirt from Beaver Island, as Mole Island is much too small for its population. They use a gigantic vacuum cleaner, and it suctions up trees and houses along with the dirt. When a tree vanishes, the sound effect is "GLURP!" The author is clearly having the time of his life inventing new sounds and drawing impossible machines. His technique can't always keep up with his imagination, though. The flat line drawings sometimes make the sequence of events difficult to follow, and moles and beavers have such tiny feet that they're hard to draw in action poses. But that's the appeal: The characters look like doodles, simple figures the readers could draw themselves. The story is so engaging that when they finish the book, readers may be ready to draw their own Flying Beaver Brothers adventure, complete with sound effects. (Graphic novel. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449810194
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Series:
Flying Beaver Brothers Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
214,171
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

MAXWELL EATON III grew up in Vermont, where he spent his childhood climbing trees, damming streams, and spying on unsuspecting cows. He now creates children's books in Tucson, Arizona, where the trees can't be climbed, and the streams run dry, but the cows are still relatively unsuspecting. He is the author and illustrator of The Adventures of Max and Pinky series, Two Dumb Ducks, and the Flying Beaver Brothers series.

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