Baloney and friends

by Pizzoli, Greg,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
In this easy-to-read graphic novel series from an award-winning creator, four funny animal friends and their wacky adventures "will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories" (Dav Pilkey).



Meet Baloney! He's the star of this book, along with his best buddies: empathetic Peanut the horse, sensible Bizz the bumblebee, and grumpy Krabbit--he'd rather not be here, but what can you do?



In this graphic novel for newly independent readers, Baloney and friends step into the spotlight and embody all the charm of childhood in three short tales and three mini-comics that invite readers to join the fun! Giggle with Baloney as he performs some questionable magic, give him a boost when a case of the blues gets him down, cheer him on as he braves the swimming pool, and at the end, learn to draw all the characters with clear step-by-step instructions!



"A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics." -- Booklist



"Kids will gobble up Baloney !" --Ben Clanton, creator of Narwhal and Jelly series



"Porcine-ly-perfect" --Laurie Keller, Geisel Award-winning author of We Are Growing!
Contents
Baloney and friends get started
The magic trick
The arcade
Big splash
Captain Skypork on planet Cookie
Feeling blue
"Fare thee well" or "A very fancy way to say goodbye"
How to draw all four friends.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Baloney is--if you couldn't guess--a pig, and though he's headlining this book, he's happy to make room for a few friends, including the empathic Peanut (horse), the sensible Bizz (bee), and the grumpy Krabbit (scowling rabbit). Through multiple stories and mini-comics, they tackle magic shows, swimming, stealing cookies, courage, and the cure for sadness (friendship, of course) with a wild exuberance that will draw young readers right in. The breathlessness of the stories is given form in brightly colored, big-eyed characters, who are always either moving or emoting and who exude clear, accessible personalities. Pizzoli has managed to bring his picture-book energy into comics form with a zing, and he's done one better by composing pages of large panels with just one or two word balloons each, making this the rare comic that serves as a fun and easy read-aloud. A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a mix of short comics and single-spread minicomics, this first in an amiable new graphic novel series from Pizzoli (The Book Hog) introduces early readers to four animal pals and their friendship's dynamics. The titular Baloney, an eager-looking orange pig, breaks the fourth wall early on: "Hello! I'm Baloney! This is MY book." But when his friends arrive--Peanut, an excitable blue horse; upbeat yellow bee Bizz; and Krabbit, a grumpy purple rabbit--Baloney is forced to amend his earlier statement: "OKAY, FINE!...This is our book." Star or no, Baloney is the most fully fleshed out of the group, and subsequent stories explore his emotional reactions against those of his more archetypal companions. In brief stories featuring a magic performance (with a humorous lack of magic), a fear of swimming, and a case of the blues, Baloney's reactions serve as a proxy for readers'. Pizzoli's approachable art style communicates emotions and personalities through exaggerated facial expressions that should be clear to readers moving into chapter books. Back matter includes simple instructions for drawing each character. Ages 5--8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Swine -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rabbits -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Horses -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bees -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Swimming -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Emotions -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Best friends -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Rabbits -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Bees -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Swimming -- Fiction.
Emotions -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Funny animal comics.
Animal fiction.
Humorous comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2021
Edition First trade paperback edition.
Language English
Description 84 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780759554696
0759554692
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