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The epic adventures of Huggie & Stick / by Drew Daywalt & [illustrated by] David Spencer.
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Epic adventures of Huggie and Stick
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Philomel Books, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 27 cm
General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
When a grumpy stuffed bunny and a happy-go-lucky stick fall out of their boy's backpack, they embark on an odyssey that takes them all around the world, experiencing one crazy adventure after another.
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* "A surefire read-aloud for any wannabe hero." -- Booklist (starred review)

From Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit , comes a hilarious buddy-comedy picture book starring a grouchy stuffed bunny and a happy-go-lucky stick.

When super cheerful Stick and grumpy stuffed bunny Huggie get thrown from a backpack, the adventure is on! Together this odd couple survives encounters with sea-faring pirates, raging rhinos in Africa, sword-wielding royalty in Europe, stick-eating panda bears in Asia, sharks in Australia, hungry penguins in Antarctica, and piranhas in South America--all before finally making it home to North America. A fantastically funny read-aloud about two unlikely friends and their epic journey around the world.

Author Notes

Drew Daywalt is an American filmmaker and author. His children's books include The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Following their tumble from Reese's backpack, Huggie, a worn and curmudgeonly stuffed rabbit, and Stick, an optimistic branch, embark on a weeklong adventure that spans all seven continents. Diary entries written by each traveler tell the story, and their wildly different personalities become clear. Stick is perpetually positive, seeing the best in every situation: while hitching a ride with a kangaroo ("a giant mouse with a POCKET on her tummy") in Australia, Stick breaks his companion's fall when he slips out of the pocket, writing "Thank goodness I was there or he could have been hurt!" Huggie's entry, written on a bandage wrapper, isn't quite so rosy: "Dear Diary, There's a stick up my butt." Debuting illustrator Spencer's cartoonish illustrations pair well with Daywalt's text of two travelers, heightening the characters' incongruity through facial expressions and body language (while walking the plank, Stick smiles wide, tucking into cannonball position as he jumps, while Huggie fiercely glares back at the pirates). Beyond the silly, the book promotes neither perspective as "right"-whether grumpy or gleeful, both characters' ways are valid. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: John Cusick, Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management. (Oct.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.