Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World
Published:May 17, 2016
Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers
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Approximate reading level:Grade 2
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HILO’s BA-ACK—in this funny, New York Times Bestselling, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls “delightful” and Lincoln Peirce says “every kid will love!”
DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo . . . isn’t. HILO is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL! Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON’T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth?
HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Praise for HILO
“Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!” —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
“HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.” —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
“HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love.” —Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal winner
“High energy and HILARIOUS!”—Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz and Eisner Awards, two-time National Book Award finalist
“A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space.” —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
“The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family.”— Betsy Bird, A Fuse 8 Production blog