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A hilarious and wacky graphic novel for the youngest readers about navigating friendships—and the playground
The slide. The swings. The monkey bars. The seesaw.
Tuna, Noodle, and Margo each head for their favorite spots, like always. But today, there is a bear on the slide, and—gasp!—they won’t come down.
Together, this ragtag group of pals must tackle the playground, navigate friendships old and new, make it through bizarre mishaps, and sometimes get a little . . . kooky.
Featuring comic-style illustrations full of color, zany humor, and memorable characters, this young graphic novel reminds new readers that any day spent with friends is a great day—and a learning experience!
About the Author
Frank W. Dormer is the author-illustrator of Firefighter Duckies!, The Sword in the Stove, Click!, The Obstinate Pen, and Socksquatch, as well as the illustrator of many other books for children, including the picture books Octopus Escapes and Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything, the Aggie and Ben easy-reader series, and the middle-grade series The Adventures of Jo Schmo. He lives in Branford, Connecticut.
"Slapstick humor and light mayhem abound... Bright, cheerful colors, uncomplicated backgrounds and paneling, and large, simple facial expressions make this a strong graphic novel for young independent readers. Silly fun."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Crisp, highly distilled art and unconventionally streamlined characters capture the group’s silliness and rapport, while snappy all-dialogue text includes wonderful euphemisms... As the sun sets, the playmates concur that it’s been a playdate to remember, and readers should readily agree."
— Publishers Weekly
"Dormer designs simple yet accessible cartoon vignettes that early readers will fully embrace. . .A winning graphic novel that offers a lively reading experience and introduces a delightful cast of animal characters navigating the ups and downs of friendship."
— School Library Journal