Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure (Paperback)
What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning because his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying--and slimier--than they've ever imagined. It could all go horribly wrong . . . or it could just change Speed Bump's luck for good.
Night of the Living Worms is a laugh out loud adventure that's perfect for younger readers. From award-winning cartoonist Dave Coverly, the hilarious, zany illustrations and addictive humor of this chapter book series will be sure to delight.
"Dave Coverly is ridiculously funny and clever and creative. I'm jealous of his bird brain." -Stephan Pastis,New York Times-bestselling author of the Timmy Failure series
DAVE COVERLY is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Speed Bump cartoons appear in more than 200 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Parade magazine. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Month
A Florida Sunshine State Young Readers' Award Selection
"Dave Coverly is ridiculously funny and clever and creative. I'm jealous of his bird brain." —Stephan Pastis, New York Times-bestselling author of the Timmy Failure series
"Coverly’s drawings are full of visual jokes, and the narrative is packed with playful language. . . . Clever, imaginative, and precisely targeted to its audience, this new series is sure to please." —Booklist
"Filled with subtle irony, wordplay, and gentle pokes at life, the text is accompanied by appealingly large, cartoon-style, black-and-white line drawings . . . This story will have students laughing out loud and reluctant readers asking for the sequel." —School Library Journal
“The jokes and birdy banter come fast and furious . . . and should keep readers flying through the pages.” —Publishers Weekly
"Both [pictures and text] are liberally festooned with gags, sight gags . . . and puns." —Kirkus Reviews