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Saving the Whole Wide World
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Saving the Whole Wide World
HiLo Series, Book 2
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"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man
meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!


Everyone's favorite space boy, Hilo, is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL! Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON'T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth?
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
* Children's Choice 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year!
* Nominated for multiple State Awards—including the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!
* An ILA-CBC Children's Choice!
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
"Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
"HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny." —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."—Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* "Universally appealing."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man
meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!


Everyone's favorite space boy, Hilo, is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL! Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON'T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth?
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
* Children's Choice 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year!
* Nominated for multiple State Awards—including the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!
* An ILA-CBC Children's Choice!
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
"Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
"HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny." —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."—Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* "Universally appealing."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
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About the Author-
  • JUDD WINICK grew up on Long Island, where he spent countless hours doodling, reading X-Men comics and the newspaper strip Bloom County, and watching Looney Tunes. Today, Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pam Ling; their two kids; and their cat, Chaka. When Judd isn't collecting far more action figures and vinyl toys than a normal adult, he is a screenwriter and an award-winning cartoonist. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars, and has also been head writer on the Hulu network's animated series, The Awesomes. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at www.juddwinick.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.

Reviews-
  • Kirkus

    Starred review from March 1, 2016
    Hilo, D.J., and Gina have reunited to save the world from more impending robot invasions. It starts with just a toe--Hilo's toe, specifically. Diving right in where series opener Hilo (2015) ended, the story begins with Hilo blasted to a Void to keep the Earth safe from the human-hating, destruction-driven robot Razorwark. However, his toe (through which he can talk) remains with D.J. Soon, a portal opens, and to the elation of Gina and D.J., out pops Hilo (albeit in pieces that fuse themselves back together). The trio discovers that other creatures are also able to use the portal, and soon their quiet town is teeming with bowling-ball-wielding robots and virulent vegetables that threaten to overwhelm their entire village. Hilo's lost memories are also slowly returning, and he learns that he may have some commonalities with his enemy. This connection is only merely teased at, leaving room for further development in the next installment. Winick's worldbuilding is adroit and exciting; he blends humor, friendship, and robots with equal ease within lively and evocative panels. Vigorous diversity is its hallmark: D.J. is Asian-American, Gina is African-American, and Hilo's a white "highly advanced android from a futuristic dimension." Polly the cat-shaped samurai "apprentice sorceress third class" is an excellent new character. Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)

    COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    March 1, 2016

    Gr 3-6-DJ and Gina, just ordinary kids, are back with their friend, Hilo, an extraordinary robot, in this second installment. Hilo is just settling into life on Earth, learning about bowling and knock-knock jokes, when strange portals begin opening up all over town. Bizarre creatures, like a giant mutant chicken, a Viking hippo, a magical warrior cat, and one million killer vegetables, come through the portals, and the people of Earth are in danger. Hilo, DJ, and Gina must figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they destroy the planet. As in the first installment, this book has diverse characters, loyal friends, full-color illustrations, fast-paced adventure, humorous text, and a cliff-hanging ending that will have readers cheering for these graphic novel heroes and eager for the third volume. VERDICT For readers who enjoy "Big Nate" (HarperCollins), "Bone" (Image Comics), "Jedi Academy" (Scholastic), and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams), this series is a must-have next read.-Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MN

    Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books habiibacute4 - I really want to read this book!!💖💖
  • Kirkus Reviews starred review "Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone."
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