Mossy and Tweed: Crazy for Coconuts (I Like to Read Comics) (Hardcover)
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Two clueless gnomes on a quest to crack a coconut make one blooper after another in this over-the-top funny early graphic novel series.
Mossy and Tweed enjoy a perfect day in the Gnome Woods. The air is crisp, their gardens are growing, and the next-door neighbors have a good-natured argument brewing.
But then a runaway coconut lands between their homes. What is inside this strange nut? The tag hints at water . . . sand . . . sunshine . . . Could it be paradise? The gnomes must know! Armed with dreams of an instant vacation, the wacky duo sets out to crack their nut.
Cozy Scandinavian illustrations, oodles of “oopsies,” and easy-to-read banter are sure to delight in this new series for emerging readers. Kids will laugh themselves silly at Mossy and Tweed’s slapstick misadventures.
I Like to Read® Comics are perfect for kids who are challenged by or unengaged in reading, kids who love art, and the growing number of young comics fans. Filled with eye-catching art, humor, and terrific stories these comics provide unique reading experiences for growing minds. Like their award-winning I Like to Read® counterparts, these books are created by celebrated artists and support reading comprehension to transform children into lifelong readers.
About the Author
Mirka Hokkanen is the author-illustrator of Kitty and Cat, and the illustrator of several books for children. Growing up in Finland, Mirka imagined that gnomes hid behind tree stumps and under roots—just out of eyesight. You can find her online at www.mirkah.com and on Twitter (@mirkahokkanen) and Instagram (@mirkadraws).
"Hokkanen packs lots of silly, Looney Tunes–style slapstick into this slim early reader comic, and the bright, cartoonish art style is a perfect match for the comedy. The fantasy setting is charming and will appeal to kids moving between independent picture- and chapter- book reading."—Booklist
"The text within the speech bubbles is brief, and though the vocabulary is simple, the dialogue is delightfully dramatic. Colorful and detailed cartoon illustrations capture the comedy well and will keep beginning readers turning the pages. Readers will giggle at these beleaguered gnomes’ misguided attempts at achieving their goal."—Kirkus Reviews