Fizzopolis (Hardcover)

The Trouble with Fuzzwonker Fizz

By Patrick Carman, Brian Sheesley (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062393906, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

List Price: 12.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Welcome to Fizzopolis! Home to the world’s greatest soda pop, Fuzzwonker Fizz, and the Fizzies—fuzzy, fizzy creatures that live only in Fizzopolis. Join Harold and Floyd in this wacky new illustrated series from bestselling author Patrick Carman and Emmy Award–winning illustrator Brian Sheesley.

Harold Fuzzwonker is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary fizzy friend, Floyd. But Floyd’s a secret—like a top super-secret. Harold must protect him, as well as the family recipe for Fuzzwonker Fizz, from the evil Snood Candy Factory. But it’s hard to guard a secret when he’s your best good buddy and he always escapes from your backpack!

Harold chronicles his epic adventures—with a little artistic help from Floyd—that are sure to have Fuzzwonker Fizz squirting out your nose!

About the Author

Patrick Carman is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including the acclaimed series the Land of Elyon and Floors and the teen superhero novel Thirteen Days to Midnight. A multimedia pioneer, Patrick authored The Black Circle, the fifth title in the 39 Clues series, and the Dark Eden, Skeleton Creek, Trackers, Fizzopolis, and Voyagers series. An enthusiastic reading advocate, Patrick has visited more than a thousand schools, developed village library projects in Central America, and created author outreach programs for communities. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family. You can visit him online at

Praise For Fizzopolis: The Trouble with Fuzzwonker Fizz

“This is the print debut for animator/director/producer Sheesley, and it’s a successful pairing: Carman’s story has the rapid pace and joke-dense writing of a Nickelodeon cartoon, which is precisely the vibe conjured by Sheesley’s frenzied b&w artwork.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Carman ventures into the realm of comedy with endearing characters in this hilarious story. With a Ren and Stimpy feel, Sheesley’s illustrations add charm and humor to the story. Fans of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ or ‘Captain Underpants’ are sure to enjoy this slapstick romp. ”
— School Library Journal

“Sheesley splashes silly cartoon sketches through Harold’s sugar rush of a narrative.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Fizzopolis bubbles over with belly burps-and belly laughs.”
— Tom Watson, New York Times bestselling author of the Stick Dog series

“Carman’s wacky words and Sheesley’s loony artwork go together like soda pop and belches!”
— Tom Angleberger, New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series

“Lots of kooky laughs for aspiring mad scientists who are going to want to make their own Fizzies.”
— Jim Benton, New York Times bestselling author of the Franny K. Stein and Dear Dumb Diary series