Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they're off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of creativity–the Johnny Boo way!
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 children's series Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, and Glorkian Warrior, and his magnum opus, the 14-year span of daily diary comics known as American Elf.
“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