|Series:||Branches: Looniverse #1|
This wacky new series will have kids on the edge of their seats!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
LOONIVERSE is an exciting new series that combines fantasy and humor. In this first book, Ed finds a coin bearing the words "strange, stranger." Once this coin comes into his life, strange things start happening all around him. One of his friends gets stuck in midair, his brother turns into a pool float, and his sister's food makes its way off her plate! Even more bizarre events all lead up to a surprise ending, leaving Ed with a new responsibility and a realization that there's more to this mysterious coin than meets the eye!
Praise for PUNISHED!
"This lighthearted fantasy would be an excellent classroom read-aloud. The language concepts are deftly explained and the clever, wordplay-filled dialogue provides numerous examples. There is an emphasis on problem-solving and self-reliance as well . . . [Young readers] will howl at the atrocious puns and repeat them at the earliest opportunity." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Wordplay is at the heart of this funny, surreal adventure in which even the title is a pun . . . An appealing mix of magic and silliness." -BOOKLIST
Praise for the WEENIES collections
"Lubar creates characters who will quickly engage readers." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Suspenseful, surreal tales [that] will delight reluctant and ravenous readers alike." -BOOKLIST
"Reluctant readers will devour it." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL