Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels: Candlewick Sparks (Hardcover)

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By Jamie Michalak, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
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An adventurous giraffe drives off with his friend, a cautious turtle, to see the world in an endearing comedy of errors perfect for early readers.

Sparky is a turtle who likes to stay inside his shell. Joe is a giraffe who likes to stretch his neck and see the world. When a car appears one day at the famous cageless zoo where they live, the two set off on the ride of their lives, with Joe behind the wheel and Sparky hanging on for dear life. From the shopping mall to the car wash to the take-out burger joint, Joe and Sparky cause mayhem everywhere they go. Young readers will love sharing the road with this unlikely pair in a string of adventures that are by turns innocent, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny.

About the Author

Jamie Michalak is a children’s book editor and writer. She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with her husband and two sons. She does not have super driving skills.

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including the PIGGY AND DAD Brand New Readers and PIGGY AND DAD GO FISHING. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Praise For…

New readers ready for the challenge of more words per page will appreciate the humor of the story and illustrations.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763633875
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 10th, 2009
Pages: 48