The Whoopie Pie War

The Whoopie Pie War

By Emily Jenkins; Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061802263, 153pp.

Publication Date: July 2013

In the third installment of this acclaimed middle-grade series, Hank Wolowitz and Inkling, his invisible bandapat friend, try to save the family ice-cream store's business from a whoopie pie food truck parked outside. Illustrations.

About the Author
Emily Jenkins is the author of two previous books about Hank and Inkling. She also wrote the chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home, plus a lot of picture books, including Lemonade in Winter, That New Animal, and Skunkdog. She bakes excellent pumpkin bread and, when swimming, wears a purple swim cap and blue goggles.

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for "The New Yorker" magazine. Bliss studied painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). While not on tour promoting his picture books, Harry can be found drawing his internationally syndicated, single panel gag
cartoons entitled BLISS. Harry N. Abrams published Death by Laughter, the first collection of these extremely witty cartoons in Spring 2008 with an introduction by Christopher Guest. Harry lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

Praise For The Whoopie Pie War

Praise for Dangerous Pumpkins:“Gentle humor and a realistic urban setting add interest to this solid middle-grade read. Appealing any time of the year.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Jenkins’s chapter book fantasy, with its strong sense of place and realistic family dynamic, will have new readers wishing for an invisible pal of their own. Bliss’s droll illustrations allow readers to see Inkling in all his furry glory, even when the characters in the book do not.”
-The Horn Book

Praise for Invisible Inkling: “Gently humorous and nicely realistic (with the obvious exception of the invisible Peruvian bandapat). Anyone who who has ever had an imaginary friend will appreciate sassy Inkling (who’s invisible—not imaginary).”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A perfect choice for an early school year read-aloud: straightforward, zippy plot, likable characters, and believable family. And its last line is exactly what second and third graders love to read: ‘Anything could happen next.’”
-The Horn Book

“A mix of wild humor, fantasy, and sadness, this series starter offers a moving story about defeating bullies. The story will grab readers with its comedy and captivating sidekick.”

“Thoughtfully grounded, gently kooky chapter book. Jenkins colors her mostly realistic tale with enough bits of mystery and silliness to hold readers’ attention.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Invisible Inkling is charming, fresh, and funny. Now I want an invisible friend of my own!”
-Sara Pennypacker, author of the New York Times bestselling Clementine series