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    9780593354247 9780593354216 9780593354230 9780593354223 EPUB
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: S Lexile measure: GN240L
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jun 28, 2022 Carton Quantity: 24
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Batpig: Too Pig to Fail
By (author): Rob Harrell Illustrated by: Rob Harrell
Rob Harrell ,

Illustrated by :

Rob Harrell

Imprint:

Dial Books

ISBN:

9780593354209

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 7, Grade (US) 2
Jun 28, 2022
$19.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.63in x 5.81 x 0.84 in | 1.33 lb

Page Count:

248 pages

Illustrations:

FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Dial Books for Young Readers
Dial Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
In this hilarious, hijinks-filled graphic novel super-swine Batpig is ready to face even bigger bullies, harder fights, and scariest of all—meeting his superhero idol.

Ordinary pig, Gary Yorkshire, has his entire life turned upside down when a bite on the nose from a radioactive bat turns him into…BATPIG. With the support of his best friends, Brooklyn the bat and Carl the fish, he finally feels like he’s getting a handle on this whole superhero business. That is, until he faces a battle against time itself, when an underappreciated janitor slows down the clock so much that a math class never ever ends (the horror!). Can Batpig save the class from never-ending fractions?

For Dog Man lovers and reluctant readers: With its quick pace and snappy dialogue, this is the perfect book for reluctant readers and for readers who are looking for their next favorite series after Dog Man.

Humor: In classic Rob Harrell fashion, there’s humor and heart in equal measure—Batpig is full of laughs but also grapples with finding compromises and the disappointment that can come with meeting your heroes.

Rob Harrell is the author/illustrator of Wink, created the Life of Zarf series, the graphic novel Monster on the Hill, and also writes and draws the long-running daily comic strip [email protected], which appears in more than 140 papers worldwide. He created and drew the internationally syndicated comic strip Big Top until 2007. He lives with his wife in Indiana.

Author Residence: Zionsville, Indiana

Marketing: National media campaign 

Consumer advertising campaign 

Online promotion and social media outreach 

Promotion at consumer festivals 

Librarian and educator outreach 



Author Website: www.robharrell.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @HarrellRob

Praise for Wink 



ALA Notable Book


ALSC Notable Book

Barnes and Noble Children’s Book Award Finalist

TIME Best Book of the Year

NYPL Best Book for Kids

NPR’s Book Concierge Pick

Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids 

A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection

2021 ALSC Notable Children’s Books List


“Harrell’s genius is making all of it feel authentic for a seventh grader, a teenager who, like countless others, just wants to be normal…Bodies change, people change, life continues. It’s a lesson a lot of us have been learning, and relearning, in recent days.” —New York Times Book Review

* “Filled with the same sardonic humor and celebration of atypical friendships as his Life of Zarf series, Harrell draws from personal experience to track the wild emotional roller coaster a seventh-grader rides after being diagnosed with a rare tear duct cancer.” —Booklist, starred review 

* ”This page-turner is not to be missed.“ —School Library Connection, starred review

* ”Amusing black-and-white comics trace his unsavory experiences, capture the ironies of his predicament, and underline his creativity and sense of humor… This lively novel showcases the author’s understanding of middle school angst amid the protagonist’s experience with a serious illness.“ —Publishers Weekly, starred review

”The author balances this anger element well against the typical middle-grade tropes… While some of these elements will feel familiar, the novel’s emotional climax remains effectively earned… Not your typical kid-with-cancer book.“ —Kirkus

”The story’s beauty lies in how Ross’s life unfolds and opens…This title is delightfully good and different. Highly recommended." —School Library Journal

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