Synopses & Reviews
A new early chapter book series where adventure is always just around the corner.
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. 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!
Meet Boris! He lives with his mom and dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a van that once traveled all over the world. Then one morning, Boris feels a jolt. Could it be? Is the van really moving? Is Boris on an adventure at last?
But when Boris ends up on a trip to a wildlife refuge instead of the jungle safari he'd imagined, he ends up having an adventure he'll never forget. Because for this little warthog, life never quite turns out as he plans.
"Joyner moves effortlessly between small written sections and big illustrations with comic style text. Really gorgeous...But above all, they're just ridiculously fun boy books."
--Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
Onee of the most popular English folk-tales, dating back hundreds of years gets a modern retellling with hilarious illustrations
Jack is lazy. Instead of walking the cow to market, he sits on a log. And instead of selling the cow for a good price, he swaps her for a handful of beans. Luckily for Jack, these are no ordinary beans.
About the Author
Andrew Joyner is an illustrator and cartoonist published internationally in newspapers and magazines including THE SUNDAY AGE, THE AGE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, SUN-HERALD, SOUTH CHINA MONRING POST, and READER'S DIGEST. He has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer. THE TERRIBLE PLOP was his first picture book and most recently, he has produced a series of chapter books featuring Boris, a loveable warthog. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.