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) This beginning chapter book is a lot of fun. ... The cartoon illustrations in watercolor and Prismacolor pencils are full of action and humor. This is an engaging choice for students who are beyond the easy-to-reads and not quite ready for longer chapter books.--School Library Journal Fans of the earlier ... series installments will be pleased to revisit its characters. Onward Joe and Sparky!--Kirkus Reviews In the third chapter book to star this unlikely duo, Michalak will have readers giggling over the silly exchanges and comedic misunderstandings that follow as Sparky and Joe attempt to fit in at school. ... The vibrant watercolor and colored pencil cartoons and well-targeted humor ... will entertain growing readers.--Publishers Weekly
Series: Candlewick Sparks
For Ages: 5 - 9 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
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): 0.12