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In a nutshell: giant killer vegetables and a robotic Jabberwocky versus Hilo and his little band
| After the cliffhanger ending of The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, readers will be eager for the next book in this cartoon series. Hilo’s arch enemy Razorwark is coming, and he’s opening portals all over earth to allow his advance guard through. Only Hilo, with the help of D.J. and Gina can stop him. In fact there are more recruits to their little band in this new adventure: a magical warrior cat of the mighty Furback clan, called Polly; and – even more surprising – D.J.’s spunky little sister Lisa. Amongst the creatures they have to overcome are the terrifying rapscallions, thoroughly evil, virtually unstoppable vegetation! Clever, funny, action-packed but with moments of real tenderness too, this will expand Hilo’s growing band of fans, and the ending will have them desperate for book 3.
For more action-packed, funny space adventures try Steve Cole’s Magic Ink books, and for more brilliant cartoon action in colour there’s Star Cat and Evil Emperor Penguin from the Phoenix Comic Presents series. ~ Andrea Reece
The second book in a brilliant new series perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
D.J. and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo...isn't. He's an alien robot from another world! Hilo is just settling into life on Earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town and even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few million KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo. Er, won't it...? Can Hilo, D.J. and Gina figure out how to send these creatures back to their own worlds before they DESTROY the Earth?
Find out in Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World. Hazzah!
For more Hilo fun, videos and sneak peaks visit www.juddspillowfort.com/hilo
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed To Earth. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
'Every kid would love a pal like Hilo, and every kid will love this book!' - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate
‘Hilo is fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more. Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!’ Jeffery Brown
‘HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.’ Jeff Smith
‘A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with super powersfall from space"’ Seth Meyers
|Publication date:||29th December 2016|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Science Fiction|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Judd Winick grew up on Long Island, where he spent countless hours doodling, reading X-Men comics and watching Loony Tunes. Today Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pam Ling; their two kids; and their cats, Chaka and Sleestak. When Judd isn't collecting far more action figures and vinyl toys than a normal adult, he is a screenwriter and an award-winning cartoonist. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League and Star Wars.More About Judd Winick
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