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The Thunder and Cluck Collection (Boxed Set)

Friends Do Not Eat Friends; The Brave Friend Leads the Way!; Smart vs. Strong

Jill Esbaum, Miles Thompson (Illustrator)


List Price: 20.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Fans of Thunder and Cluck will love this shrink-wrapped collectible paperback boxed set of the first three Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics starring their favorite silly dinosaurs!

Meet Thunder and Cluck, two unlikely friends who have plenty of fun and adventures together! Together, they navigate their unusual friendship, venture into a dark cave, and outsmart a tricky trap! Come along for three hilarious stories starring these two dinosaurs with larger-than-life personalities!

Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.

This funny paperback boxed set includes:
Friends Do Not Eat Friends
The Brave Friend Leads the Way!
Smart vs. Strong

Simon Spotlight, 9781665918732, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2022

About the Author

Jill Esbaum lives on a family farm in eastern Iowa. Her recent picture books include Where’d My Jo Go?Frog Boots, and We Love Babies!. Other popular titles include How to Grow a DinosaurFrankenbunny, and If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party. Several of her books have been nominated for state awards, and I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! won SCBWI’s Crystal Kite award. She also enjoys writing kooky beginning reader stories like Thunder and Cluck, as well as a variety of nonfiction books for National Geographic. More picture books and nonfiction are in the publishing pipeline. Follow Jill at,, and on Twitter @JEsbaum.

Miles Thompson grew up on the coast of California in the sun and sea, always a huge fan of music, movies, comics, and cartoons. He has worked in animation in Los Angeles for the last thirty years. He might just be the biggest book nerd of all time.