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JOE AND SPARKY GO TO SCHOOL
NEW BOOK! Headed your way this June!
Get ready for the third adventure of the unlikely duo that Kirkus
describes as "part Bert and Ernie and part Thelma and Louise!"
The endearing and mismatched pals accidentally latch onto a big yellow bus and leave the cageless zoo for their first trip to school.
"These two friends readily join the ranks of Arnold Lobel's FROG AND TOAD." —Esme Raji Codell
JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS!
The unlikely duo return in a very funny tale of friendship, derring-do, and the discovery that, bold or shy, anyone can become a superstar.
A Bankstreet Best Children's Book of the Year
★ "This little treasure is one that will get passed around. Like the Hokey Pokey, that's what it is all about." —Kirkus,
JOE AND SPARKY GET NEW WHEELS
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
★ “Children . . . will laugh out loud at the innocent assumptions Joe and Sparky make as they explore the world outside Sparky's shell.” —Kirkus, starred review
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Top image from JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! Illustration © 2011 Frank Remkiewicz. Bottom image from JOE AND SPARKY GET NEW WHEELS. Illustration © 2009 Frank Remkiewicz. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.