Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels

By Jamie Michalak
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

"Turtle Sparky enjoys the safety of his shell while giraffe Joe is up for any adventure. . . . Utterly charming." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sparky is a turtle who likes to stay inside his shell. Joe is a giraffe who likes to stretch his neck and see the world. When a car appears one day at the famous cageless zoo where they live, the two set off on the ride of their lives, with Joe behind the wheel and Sparky hanging on for dear life. From the shopping mall to the car wash to the take-out burger joint, Joe and Sparky cause mayhem everywhere they go. Young readers will love sharing the road with this unlikely pair in a string of adventures that are by turns innocent, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny.

  • A great addition to the Candlewick Sparks line
  • Funny, quirky, and perfect for reluctant and/or emergent readers
  • The first book in a new series about Joe the giraffe and Sparky the turtle

About the author

Jamie Michalak is a children’s book editor and writer. She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with her husband and two sons. She does not have super driving skills.

About the illustrator

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated many books for children, including the Piggy and Dad Brand New Readers and Piggy and Dad Go Fishing. He lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

ISBN: 9780763648930
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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