“An endlessly endearing story of three girls’ pursuit of friendship and the beauty and challenge of what it means to be 10.” - Kirkus, STARRED review
"This beautiful, picture-book homage to Doc and Jim is nothing short of enthralling." - Booklist, STARRED
Anyone who's read one of Tara Lazar's picture books knows that you can reliably expect to find a hilarious story with memorable characters and a top-notch story arc. But that's not all! Each of her books is also, in its own way, a celebration of witty wordplay and a joy to read aloud. (If you need a refresher, may I recommend The Monstore, or her most recent title, Normal Norman? Not to be missed!)
So, with all that, it's perhaps not surprising that Tara's next book takes this love of words one step further. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: We're talking about a genuine book of words—word appreciation, word definitions, word love. THE WHIZBANG WORD BOOK will be all of those things and more, incorporating activities, fun facts, and zany illustrations into a book that's bound to ring the bells in any reader's heart.
THE WHIZBANG WORD BOOKS was acquired by Kelly Barrales-Saylor at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, and will be coming your way in Fall 2018. Stay tuned!