A keen sense of humor, a bright palette, and unique perspectives make books by Jarrett Krosoczka come to life for readers of all ages. Whether sharing a picture book with a young child or seeing a newly independent reader reading on his own, adults and children alike are sure to smile when they have a book by this author/illustrator.
Why Josh insists on wearing a large brown bag over his head is really quite simple: he gave himself a very bad haircut! A bit of gel from his sister concludes this initially mysterious but always entertaining and ultimately satisfying tale.
Bubble Bath Pirates
A pirate mom bathes her pirate boys in a bubbly tub which makes for lively reading and an exhilarating bath time! Readers will laugh along with the boys in this fast, fresh, and very funny slice of everyday life.
Good Night, Monkey Boy
A boy in monkey pajamas resists bedtime as only a monkey could. He swings from trees (the shower curtain pole in the bathroom), sneaks a banana, and uses toothpaste in his hair. Ultimately his mom gets him to quiet down — though sleep is questionable!
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
Meet the Breakfast Bunch: three regular kids, and their not-at-all-ordinary Lunch Lady! With the help of amazing and useful kitchen gadgets, Lunch Lady defeats a plot by cyborg subs to take Teacher of the Year Award. The launch of this graphic novel series for younger readers is sure to delight with its humor and recognizable situations.
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco
A field trip to the art museum becomes a mystery for the Breakfast Bunch to solve – perhaps without the help of Lunch Lady! Read more adventures of this unique superheroes team in Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians, Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown, Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta, and Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit.
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes
Can the Lunch Lady protect the Breakfast Bunch of Thompson Creek School from evil mutants posing as "mathletes" in a school math competition? Readers will find out in the latest installment of kids and their offbeat superhero done in signature black/white illustration in graphic format.
Max for President!
It's election time, and both Max and Kelly are running for class president. They busily make campaign signs and buttons and develop their platform. There can only be one winner, though, so someone is bound to be disappointed. All ends well, though, in this satisfying and recognizable story.
Ollie the Purple Elephant
Ollie, a purple elephant, is a perfect pet; he loves and is loved by the McLaughlins. Their home is lively until a jealous neighbor and the family’s cat cook up a scheme to send Ollie packing. The heroic conclusion is sure to satisfy — and tickle — readers.
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish are best of friends and swim up, down, around, and through their ocean home. Crabby is their neighbor. He is not their best friend. But when Crabby gets in trouble, will Peanut Butter and Jellyfish come to the rescue? You bet they will!
Platypus Police Squad: Never Say Narwhal
From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Never Say Narwhal, the final installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series. Frank Pandini Jr. is the mayor of Kalamazoo City, and everyone is celebrating—everyone except for Zengo, O’Malley, and Cooper, who can’t seem to close a single case. To make matters worse, a mysterious hulking shadow has appeared in waters around KC. Could this spell the end for the Platypus Police Squad?
The musical fun begins when Farmer Joe goes to bed for the night. With instruments in tow, the cow, goat, sheep and chicken rock the barn and entertain the animals — until morning comes when all returns to normal. The fun continues when the band goes on tour while Farmer Joe is away on business in Punk Farm on Tour. Droll humor and lively illustrations make both romps fun to read many times.
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