Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (Hardcover)

By Jamie Michalak, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763682064, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2017

List Price: 15.99*
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The endearingly mismatched duo has their hands full when a party for a friend goes comically awry.

One day Joe, an exuberant giraffe, hears a commotion coming from another part of the famous cageless zoo he calls home. Joined by his small, green, slightly more serious turtle friend, Sparky, Joe discovers the source of the hullabaloo: a group of children — or noisy short people, as Joe and Sparky call them — having a party. Inspired, Joe decides to throw a party for his pet worm, Wiggy. There’s just one problem: Sparky is not entirely sure if Wiggy even exists! What will happen when every animal in the zoo shows up to Wiggy’s party with presents and cake? Worm or no worm, this silly, satisfying tale is sure to leave new readers smiling.

About the Author

Jamie Michalak is the author of the acclaimed Joe and Sparky series. She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including the Joe and Sparky series. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Praise For Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!

Share this gentle story of fantasy, patience, and tolerance with new readers learning how to be true friends.
—Kirkus Reviews