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Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World

Written by Judd Winick

Part of the Hilo Series

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LoveReading View on Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World

In a nutshell: giant killer vegetables and a robotic Jabberwocky versus Hilo and his little band
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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

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Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Synopsis

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

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Reader Reviews

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.

  • Joshua Parcell, age 9 - 'A funny book written in a very interesting format. Hilo is a boy robot with some incredible powers, he has never seen a planet like Earth before!'
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 9 - 'Very funny book, absolutely excellent, makes you want to read more.'
  • Bella, age 9 - 'I loved sharing this book with my Dad he doesn't normally read but we read this in three days.'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'Even though I don’t like comic books, I really loved this one. Having a main character who doesn’t know anything about himself is mysterious. I can’t wait to read it again.'
  • Lucas Blake, age 6 - 'Holy mackerel, this book is OUTSTANDING!'
  • Daniel Bisland age 9 and Alexander Bisland age 11  - 'We recommend this book to 6+ comic readers who like superheroes as the book only has a few words and could be read with a parent. We give it 5*****.'
  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'Possibly one of the coolest books on Earth! It is written in comic form and has a cliff-hanger at the same time.'
  • Lucy, age 6 - 'This is an adventure story that is written as a comic strip.  Hilo is very funny.'
  • Aidan Wood, age 7 - 'Overall the pictures were colourful, but I'd have liked a bit more description in the story.'
  • Gianna Smith, age 7 - 'Hilo doesn't know what he is or where he came from.  His brain is like a busted book with lots of pages missing and holes. You should read it and it makes you want to read on.'
  • Iulia Motoc, age 9 - 'Exciting, very easy to read and excellent illustrations, all in one comic style book!'

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9780141376905
Publication date: 29/12/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141376905
Publication date: 29th December 2016
Author: Judd Winick
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Science Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Judd Winick

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.

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