Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework

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“Spiegelman weaves the science facts into the breezy narrative cleverly and painlessly, and the art...support[s] both the educational elements and the zingy story.” – Booklist
 
Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs, and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime!
In their hilarious search for a pet, two friends, imagined by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, go on...

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Overview

“Spiegelman weaves the science facts into the breezy narrative cleverly and painlessly, and the art...support[s] both the educational elements and the zingy story.” – Booklist
 
Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs, and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime!
In their hilarious search for a pet, two friends, imagined by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, go on adventures that are out of this world. Young readers learn about nature in our world thanks to the fascinating Wikki’s Fun Facts woven into every twist of the exciting plot. This innovative science-based early reader comic book, filled with bugs and hugs, is sure to please both boys and girls.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2—Another gem from Toon. In this one, aliens Zig and Wikki set out to catch a specimen for their homework assignment. Zig is the somewhat sensible, one-eyed one and Wikki is a fearless computer-screen being. They land on planet Earth and encounter all sorts of creatures: flies, dragonflies, frogs, and raccoons. When they encounter each rarity, Wikki's computer-screen body pops up with a different science fact, effortlessly weaving educational information into the narrative. The story and pictures remain comedic and the paneling keeps the plot moving. Kids will love this one.—Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT
Publishers Weekly
While Zig (a young alien child) and Wikki (a walking computer) are out flying their spaceship, Zig gets a call from his teacher reminding him that his homework is late, again. Zig must find a pet for the class zoo, and his teacher warns him to not take Wikki with him since the two of them always get into mischief. Despite that, the two friends land on planet Earth in search of a pet. During their adventure, they learn about how the food chain operates, until Zig accidentally uses his shrink ray on Wikki instead of a raccoon. Each time they find a potential pet, Wikki's built-in computer screen flashes with a photographed image of the animal, as the book mixes appealing cartooning with informational “Wikki's Fun Facts” about animals. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935179023
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Toon Series
  • Pages: 39
  • Sales rank: 533,518
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nadja Spiegelman, who wrote Zig and Wikki’s story grew up in New York City, but as a child loved to visit the country, where she collected insects and salamanders. This is her first book.
 
Trade Loeffler, who drew Zig and Wikki, is the creator of the all-ages web comic Zip and Li’l Bit. This is his first work in print. He grew up in California but now lives in New York City.

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