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Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the Toof (Hardcover)
Fans of Stick Dog and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish will LOL over Suzanne Selfors’s hilarious illustrated series about the growing pains of blended families and the secret rivalry of pets.
“A delightfully fun read that will leave you in stitches!”—Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat
Wedgie LOVES the new micro-pig next door. And she LOVES him! They both like to go for walks and roll in smelly things. They are going to be in the school pet parade together. They are best friends.
But Gizmo knows the truth. The pig is Wedgie’s new sidekick. Super Wedgie and the Toof have teamed up to stop Gizmo from taking over the world.
But they will not win! Gizmo is an evil genius. He is smarter than most comic book villains. And more powerful than even Darth Vader! He ordered a flying machine online and he will use it to set free all the guinea pigs at the pet parade.
Then they will crush both dog and pig and make all humans feel their wrath. Muh-ha-ha!!
Bestselling author Suzanne Selfors lives on a mysterious island in the Pacific Northwest, where she spends most of her time making up stories, which is her very favorite thing to do. She has a dog and a cat, and is seriously considering getting an Evil Genius guinea pig. You can visit her at www.suzanneselfors.com
Barbara Fisinger is an illustrator, character designer, and visual development artist. Her books include the Wedgie & Gizmo series. You can visit her on Tumblr at www.barbarafisinger.tumblr.com.
“The silly main story and appealingly wacky animal characters are sure to lure in many readers.” — Booklist Online
“The brief text is liberally sprinkled with Fisinger’s lively illustrations, which depict this blended family as an interracial one. A silly and fast-paced adventure that’s sure to appeal to pet lovers.” — Kirkus Reviews
This fast-paced chapter book, with its delightfully amusing illustrations, is an inviting read for elementary kids who appreciate zany animal stories. — School Library Journal
Praise for WEDGIE & GIZMO: “Readers will love Wedgie and Gizmo’s distinct and hilarious voices and Barbara Fisinger’s adorable and eye-catching illustrations!” — John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu), Ambassador for School Libraries
“A delightfully fun read that will keep you in stiches!” — Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
“This first installment is great for one-on-one sharing or independent reading. A solid purchase for libraries looking for early chapter books.” — School Library Journal
“Amusing and imaginative.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Comical illustrations and lighthearted text combine to captivate middle-grade readers as a guinea pig evil genius and a corgi canine superhero match wits and win reader’s hearts.” — Mary Burkey, independent library consultant, Booklist Reader
“Selfors has written a hilarious tale of two families becoming one-from the point of view of the pets. This peek into the secret lives of pets will be irresistible to animal-loving early readers.” — Tegan Tigani, children's book buyer, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle
“I truly adored this book! It’s super and genius . . . and not a bit evil. The author is a hero! Who will win out in the rivalry between this cagey Cavy and capewearing Corgi? The readers!” — Starr Latronica, Director, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT