James Kochalka’s beloved, all-ages series continues with another goofy romp! When Johnny Boo announces a play date with his quiet new friend Rocky the Rock, trusty sidekick Squiggle is left to find a new friend of his own. How about this nice fellow named the Mean Little Boy? He sure is fond of his butterfly net, and he’s got a great game to play with Squiggle… but, wait a minute, maybe the Mean Little Boy isn’t actually so nice! It’s up to Johnny Boo and Squiggle to find a way out of this pickle.
About the Author
James Kochalka is, without question, one of the most unique and prolific alternative cartoonists working in America today. His comics have been published internationally by almost every alternative comics publisher; he's recorded several music albums under the name James Kochalka Superstar (making him a favorite at college radio stations across the country); and he's developed animated cartoons for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Hangover.
He is the first official Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont, appointed in 2011.
Among his best known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series for children, and his magnum opus, the decade-plus span of daily diary comics known as American Elf. James lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife, Amy; their two sons; and their cats, all of whom appear frequently in his comics.
“Fun for kids of all ages. It's AWESOME!" —DJ Lance Rock, host of Nick Jr's Yo Gabba Gabba!
“A perfectly silly early chapter-book graphic novel for kids new to reading on their own… totally funny and appealing.” —Youth Services Book Review
"Kochalka's simple line drawings and bright crayon colors stand out in this sweet, silly graphic novel. Children will easily identify with Johnny Boo’s sense of fun." —Booklist
"A playfully wacky, colorful graphic novel... Highly recommended." —Children's Bookwatch
“Quirky, cute, imaginative, and endlessly re-readable.” —GeekDad
"A great series for young readers with its easy-to-follow panels and big word balloons." —Good Comics for Kids, School Library Journal