“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.
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kearsten says: Zig and Wikki travel to Earth to look for a pet for Zig¿s homework. While there, they learn a bit about nature¿s food chain and nearly become part of the chain themselves! Facts about flies, dragonflies, frogs and raccoons are mixed into the story (along with photographs), making this a fun and informative adventure for 2nd and 3rd graders.
Reason for Reading: My son read this aloud to me as his reader.Zig is late handing in his assignment, a pet for the class zoo. While he and Wikki, an animate computer, are flying around the galaxy they find themselves near Earth where they drop by to see if they can find an animal for Zig's assignment.This Toon Reader is slightly different than all the others to date. It is described on the website as being "science-based". How this happens is that every now and then when the two are confronted with an unknown element Wikki's screen will turn on and a large oval display will show up with an interesting fact about said element. These aren't just your boring little information blurbs either; they are very interesting information, often humorous or gross, on the subject such as "Fly Spitting: Flies use spit to turn their food into liquid, then they suck it up, again."My learning disabled 9yo really enjoyed this book. As far as both of us are concerned, we'd say this is the best graphic novel Toon Books has put out so far (and we've read them all)! Even though the book is in the 3rd level, ds was so interested in the story that he even surprised himself at how well he could read the book. The story has all the ingredients an easy reader calls for: interesting plot, humour, enjoyable characters and a surprise ending. We hope Zig and Wikki will return in further adventures!
Zig and Wikki travel to Earth to look for a pet for Zig¿s homework. While there, they learn a bit about nature¿s food chain and nearly become part of the chain themselves! Facts about flies, dragonflies, frogs and raccoons are mixed into the story (along with photographs), making this a fun and informative adventure for 2nd and 3rd graders.