Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3 by Nadja Spiegelman, Trade Loeffler |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3

by Nadja Spiegelman, Trade Leoffler, Trade Loeffler
     
 

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Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs, and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime! 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 is sure to please boys and girls.

Overview


Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs, and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime! 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 is sure to please boys and girls.

Editorial Reviews

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.)
Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Zig needs a pet! On his planet, one of his homework assignments is to bring a pet to class. Soon, he and his friend, Wikki, find themselves on Earth for the very first time. Can they capture a creature from Earth to serve as their pet? This is a library-bound, new edition of the first tale featuring our small alien friends. Much of the humor of the series comes from the miniscule size of the protagonists. Their adventures on Earth provide an opportunity to present scientific information in a fresh way. Wikki, who is a robot-like alien, will periodically spout interesting facts about the phenomena the pair encounters. This volume focuses on the circle of life at a small pond. We learn facts about flies, dragonflies, frogs, and raccoons, as the pair attempts to capture progressively more threatening potential pets. This team knows how to present facts in an interesting way. The story is filled with action and the periodic informational panels are genuinely interesting. The illustrations are engaging, accessible, and bright, without being too much. The team is aiming at early readers, and thus the story is brief. Kids will love this comic if they get their hands on it. Reviewer: Raina Sedore; Ages 7 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606322522
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Toon Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Nadja Spiegelman, who wrote Zig and Wikki’s story, recently graduated from Yale University as an English major. She grew up in New York City where there are few dragonflies and frogs, although there are certainly plenty of houseflies. When she was younger, she loved going to the country, where she collected insects and salamanders and kept them inside her shoe-box “bug museum.”

Trade Loeffler, who drew Zig and Wikki, grew up in Livermore, California. Unlike Zig and Wikki, he doesn’t believe flies make good pets. But he did like to collect them when he was a kid—to feed them to the funnel spiders that lived in a field near his house. Trade now lives in New York City with his wife, Annalisa; son, Clark; and dog, Boo. He is the creator of the all-ages web comic Zip and Li’l Bit but Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework was Trade’s first-ever work in print.

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