Spy Guy (Hardcover)

The Not-So-Secret Agent

By Jessica Young, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544208599, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Spy Guy is a spy—but not a very good one. He's too loud, too squeaky, and in need of a good disguise. All Spy Guy wants is to figure out the secret to spying. But as the Chief says, that he must discover for himself. With a lot of trial and even more error, can Spy Guy figure out the secret to spying?


About the Author

Jessica Young grew up in Ontario, Canada and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is an art teacher and writer. jessicayoungbooks.wordpress.com.


Charles Santoso creates illustrations for books, animated feature films, and television commercials. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in gallery shows in Australia, North America, France and Bulgaria. Charles lives and works in Sydney, Australia. www.charlessantoso.com.


Praise For Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent

"Fluffy fun that promotes visual literacy and will make a positive addition to interactive storytime collections."
—School Library Journal

"Santoso's art conveys broadly comical action, and his slightly retro palette and exaggerated cartoon style are well-suited to the undercover prowess Spy Guy seeks."
—Kirkus

"Santoso’s crisp images and liberal use of white space keep the focus on domestic comedy...but it quickly turns into a tribute to savvy parental mentoring."
—Publishers Weekly

"Santoso's wonderfully noirish illustrations make this book fun and engaging, as do Young's rhyme schemes and wordplay."
—Booklist