Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework

Sharon Hrycewicz, one of our Round II judges on the Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books panel, credits Anne of Green Gables for giving her a lifelong love of books and an eventual career as a children's librarian. On her blog, Reading Chick, she reviews a range of books for kids, with a special focus on audiobooks.

ZigandWikki One of the Easy Reader nominees this year was Toon Books' Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, written by Nadja Spiegelman and illustrated by Trade Loeffler. This cute, zany space adventure manages to incorporate science facts while also presenting a funny story in classic comic style. Sharon reviewed Zig and Wikki earlier in the year, and said in her review:

I think this book uses the great comic-style made up words: "zoop", "twap" and "whew" which are great for putting sounds together and deciphering that donโ€™t seem to have meaning. The ability to decode made up words is an excellent exercise for beginning readers.

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