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A Giant Mess (I Like to Read Comics)

Jeffrey Ebbeler


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Hardcover (4/6/2021)


A gigantic tyrannical toddler is out to play . . . with the whole town! A hilarious early reader from comics artist Jeffrey Ebbeler.

Molly doesn't want to clean her room; she wants to play. Before Molly can argue with her mom, they hear BOOM! BOOM! A giant toddler is on the loose!

Molly watches dumbfounded as Jack picks up cows and plucks airplanes out of the sky all for fun. He even picks up Molly and pretends to fly her around. Vroooom! When his giantess mother calls him home, he gleefully dumps everything and turns to leave. Now it's Molly's turn to say: "Stop! This is a giant mess!"

In this easy reader comic, Jeffrey Ebbeler has created an entertaining tale about cleaning up after yourself. The variety of panel styles, speech bubbles, and fonts are all perfect for engaging developing readers.

I Like to Read Comics are created for kids just learning to read. Sequential art and simple text--and a powerful relationship between the two--are the perfect for developing readers.

Praise For A Giant Mess (I Like to Read Comics)

"Cleverly conceived and charmingly visualized . . . This is an agreeably quick read, but it features pictures packed enough to satisfy several return visits." —Booklist

"A play on words yields a hugely imaginative story about cleaning up in this short but eventful early reader comic . . . Ebbeler’s busy cinematic pages have an energy that translates to big fun."—Publishers Weekly

"The narrative is told exclusively through sequential art, rendered digitally with a clean line, purposeful paneling, and a colorful palette. Humor abounds in the visual imagery . . ." —The Horn Book

"Ebbeler showcases an imaginative and delightfully chaotic spread in comic form. . . . A larger-than-life comic adventure that’s sure to entertain emergent and newly independent readers."—School Library Journal

"Full of big facial expressions, sweeping movement, and destructive chaos, the dynamic illustrations carry the book."Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823449347, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2021

About the Author

Jeffrey Ebbeler has worked as an art director, book designer, and illustrator. He is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After college he worked for a puppet theater sculpting marionettes and performing. He has since become a full-time freelance illustrator and has illustrated over 40 children's books, including One Is a Feast for Mouse; Cinco de Mouse-O!; Haunted House, Haunted Mouse; and Snow Day for Mouse, all by Judy Cox.