The endearing and mismatched pals Sparky the turtle and Joe the giraffe accidentally latch on to a big yellow bus and leave the zoo for their first trip to school. There's a lot to learn, and the goal of the day seems to be to get a star. But just when Joe fears that he may have to go home starless, Sparky reminds him of all the ways that his loyal friend already shines.
About the Author
Jamie Michalak is the author of the acclaimed Joe and Sparky series. She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.
About the Illustrator
Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including three books about Joe and Sparky. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Written in four accessible chapters, this book is perfect for the newly independent reader and makes a fine bridge from Amelia Bedelia to Ramona. Limited but lively vocabulary, a large font, and carefully placed illustrations--all in a humorous, high-interest package--will make this a hit.--The Horn Book (starred review)
Series: Candlewick Sparks
For Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 41
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.14