On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him.
Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork—for good, or for terrible.
About the Author
Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's work includes the picture books Giraffe Problems and Penguin Problems, both illustrated by Lane Smith, the Goodnight Already! series, illustrated by Benji Davies, The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, both illustrated by Pete Oswald, and the award-winning Quit Calling Me a Monster!, illustrated by Bob Shea. He also co-authored numerous humor books, including the internationally bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. Jory spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco. He resides in Oregon.
Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many children’s books. He lives in Philadelphia.
"When pranking perfection meets the seemingly unprankable foe, who gets the last laugh?... John and Barnett's sophomore effort is as much fun as series opener The Terrible Two (2015)... This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh."
"Fast-paced and laugh-aloud funny, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers. Frequent, humorous graphics will attract fans of visual storytelling and also make the book more accessible to reluctant readers. Quirky writing and colorful dialogue make the book an excellent read-aloud. VERDICT A welcome addition for fans of the first book, though familiarity with the original isn’t necessary to enjoy this hilarious sequel."
— School Library Journal
"This humorous sequel makes for engaging, fast-paced reading that again highlights the meaning of friendship, and animated, amusing cartoon illustrations enhance and extend the story. Existing fans will enjoy learning more about Miles and Niles and their latest capers, and room is left for another follow-up."