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All Paws on Deck

A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1): A Branches Book

Jessica Young, James Burks (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Prebound (1/5/2016)
Library Binding (1/5/2016)

Description

Meet Haggis and Tank--two dogs with BIG imaginations!

Pick a book. Grow a reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Tank is an outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn't see what Tank does--that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure. This series is full of clever wordplay and homophones that make Haggis and Tank's adventures even more fun!


Praise For All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1): A Branches Book

Praise for Haggis and Tank #1: All Paws on Deck:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2016

"Young...engag[es] her heroes in enticing banter and funny misunderstandings involving puns and homophones. It's especially gratifying to see that the big, tough, strong dog character is a female. Burks' plentiful, full-color art is consistently engaging...These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering." -- Kirkus

"Two canine pals star in this entertaining, comics-style chapter book series for early readers...Tank and Haggis have many homophone-related miscommunications, a concept...which both helps aid reading comprehension and boosts the funny factor...The animated, distinctly drawn characters...will have kids seeking their future adventures." -- Booklist

"The dogs' odd-couple antics, loads of goofy humor, and an appealing comics/early reader format make for an all-around entertaining read." -- Publishers Weekly

"A must-have for the difficult-to-fill niche for readers transitioning from picture books and beginning readers to early chapter books...A solid new series for newly independent chapter book readers." -- School Library Journal

Scholastic Inc., 9780545818865, 80pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2016



About the Author

Jessica Young grew up in Canada, and now she lives in Tennessee. As a children's book author and an art teacher, she loves sharing the creative process with students. Her award-winning picture books, early readers, and chapter books include the Fairylight Friends early reader series, the Haggis and Tank Unleashed early chapter book series, My Blue is Happy, Play This Book and Pet This Book, A Wish is a Seed, the Finley Flowers chapter book series, Spy Guy the Not-So-Secret Agent, and I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams.



James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.