Playing is serious business.
Grumbolt is a weird little hand-made stuffed animal: his arms are two different lengths, his head is too big, and no what knows what he is. But he's sure he has the potential to be something great — to be someone's toy.
So when he reaches Toy Academy, he's determined to prove that he can be just as much of a hero as the best action figure. (Too bad he's assigned to the Plush major and has to sit through Tea Party 101 and Intro to Bed Time Stories.)
But when the Evil Toy Academy threatens to bring down his school, it's up to Grumbolt to go where no good toy has gone before and prove he's truly a great toy after all.Destined to be a classic, this is a laugh-out-loud story about trying to fit in — and learning you're stand out.
Brian Lynch is a screenwriter whose work includes the movies The Secret Life of Pets, Minions, Puss in Boots, and Hop. He has also written the comic books Monster Motors, Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return, Spike, and Angel: After the Fall. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He firmly believes that the greatest toy is either an Adventure People Daredevil Skydiver or Shipwreck from G.I. Joe.
Edwardian Taylor works as a freelance Visual Development Artist for mobile games, TV, films, and commercials in Dallas, Texas. He is also the illustrator of the picture books Race!, written by Sue Douglass Fliess, and It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Josh Funk. Learn more about him at www.edwardiantaylor.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @edwardiantaylor.
Advance praise for Toy Academy:
"Brian Lynch is fast on his way to becoming a national treasure. He writes all of your favorite movies, your favorite comic books, and now what is sure to become one of your favorite chapter books. And Grumbolt is the best kind of hero: imperfect, scrappy, and very, very funny." — Michael Ian Black, actor, comedian, and writer
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