Cover image for Joe and Sparky, party animals! / Jamie Michalak ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.
Title:
Joe and Sparky, party animals! / Jamie Michalak ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.
ISBN:
9780763682064

9781536203271
Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, ©2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
41 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Abstract:
One day Joe, an exuberant giraffe, hears a commotion coming from another part of the famous cageless zoo he calls home. Joined by his small, green, slightly more serious turtle friend, Sparky, Joe discovers the source of the hullabaloo: a group of children -- or noisy short people, as Joe and Sparky call them -- having a party. Inspired, Joe decides to throw a party for his pet worm, Wiggy. There's just one problem: Sparky is not entirely sure if Wiggy even exists! What will happen when every animal in the zoo shows up to Wiggy's party with presents and cake? Worm or no worm, this silly, satisfying tale is sure to leave new readers smiling.
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Interest age level: 5-9.
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Summary

Summary

The endearingly mismatched duo has their hands full when a party for a friend goes comically awry.

One day Joe, an exuberant giraffe, hears a commotion coming from another part of the famous cageless zoo he calls home. Joined by his small, green, slightly more serious turtle friend, Sparky, Joe discovers the source of the hullabaloo: a group of children -- or noisy short people, as Joe and Sparky call them -- having a party. Inspired, Joe decides to throw a party for his pet worm, Wiggy. There's just one problem: Sparky is not entirely sure if Wiggy even exists! What will happen when every animal in the zoo shows up to Wiggy's party with presents and cake? Worm or no worm, this silly, satisfying tale is sure to leave new readers smiling.


Author Notes

Jamie Michalak is the author of the acclaimed Joe and Sparky series. She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including the Joe and Sparky series. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.


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Horn Book Review

Your ideas get us into trouble," says wise turtle Sparky. And, sure enough, giraffe Joe's plans for a surprise party for his (invisible? imaginary?) friend Wiggy the worm do not go as planned. Rather too much is made of the elusive Wiggy (who never does show up for the party), but Joe and Sparky's fans will enjoy seeing that their beautiful friendship goes on. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.