Marty Pants #1 (Hardcover)

Do Not Open!

By Mark Parisi, Mark Parisi (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062427762, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

List Price: 12.99*
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“Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!”—Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series

"Readers will love the riotous hero of this new series."—School Library Journal

Move over, Wimpy Kid. Here comes the imaginative, the inquisitive, the unstoppable Marty Pants!

Marty Pants is different from your typical middle schooler. He has the soul of an artist, and as an artist, he notices things–except when he doesn’t.

When Marty discovers a note suggesting an alien is watching him, this is something he can’t ignore. But no one, not his friends, his family, his arch-enemy, nor the chief of police, can see what he sees. So, it’s up to Marty to save the world—his way!

This hilarious new series follows the endearing, frazzled, embarrassed, and ultimately fearless footsteps of literature’s most unlikely hero: Marty Pants.

Praise For Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open!

“Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!” -Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate
— Lincoln Peirce, New York Times-bestselling creator of Big Nate

“This cartoonish novel is an easy pick for reluctant readers.”
— School Library Journal

Off the Mark cartoonist Parisi’s prose-and-cartoon series kickoff is a winner.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Along with useful new vocabulary, readers will find gags and misadventures aplenty to chortle over, plus a likable, if unusually clueless, everylad who comes away a winner.”

“Parisi’s b&w cartoons are meant to be Marty’s work, and both text and art deliver zingers, pratfalls, and running gags that will keep kids laughing.”
Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast-paced and hilarious”
— Dav Pilkey

“Marty Pants will have you laughing from the first page!”
— Jeff Kinney