Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374304997, 192pp.
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
After wacky third grader Hazy Bloom starts seeing visions of things that will happen one day in the future, she hopes her "tomorrow power" will help her get the pet she's always dreamed of in Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project, a hilarious chapter book by Jennifer Hamburg with illustrations by Jenn Harney.
It's the annual Third Grade Leadership Challenge, where each third-grade class plans and hosts a fundraiser. Hazel "Hazy" Bloom, however, has other things on her mind—like proving to her parents she’s responsible enough to get a pet iguana. But when Hazy's "tomorrow power"—her ability to see visual clues about things that will happen one day in the future—mistakenly causes her to have a brilliant idea for a Pet Day fundraiser, her classmates put her in charge. Hazy's annoyed, until she realizes that if she helps the class win, her parents will finally see that she's responsible enough to get the iguana she's dreaming of. Soon, Hazy’s determined to make sure her team ends up on top—but it’s not so easy when her tomorrow visions keep throwing her plans into disarray!
About the Author
Jenn Harney is an illustrator and toy designer whose work has been featured in Highlights for Children magazine. Jenn lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, her daughter, a dog named Steve, and a fish with nine lives. She is the author of the Hazy Bloom series, including Hazy Bloom and The Tomorrow Power and Hazy Bloom and The Pet Project.
Praise For Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project…
“[A] hilarious story centered around family and friendship, with enough action and conflict to propel
the plot . . . Harney’s delightful pen-and-ink drawings are quirky and expressive, adding even more humor to the already funny text.” —Booklist
“Belly-laugh inducing. . . . Readers who enjoyed Hazy's shenanigans in Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power (2017) will "for real live" have fun with this second adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power:
“Hazy's irrepressible, hilarious narration (punctuated with exclamation points and spelling vocabulary words she likes and dislikes) proves fast-paced and amusing . . . Likely to engage the primary school set with its madcap humor and unpredictable heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This series starter strikes a nice balance between drama and levity . . . Hazy may well be a match for Beverly Cleary’s spunky Ramona Quimby.” —Booklist
“This quickly paced tale features a well-developed main character and lots of funny scenes . . . Hazy’s voice is unique, and her quirky personality is showcased on every page . . . Harney’s pictures are charming and add to the humor of the story.” —School Library Journal