Joe and Sparky, Superstars!

By Jamie Michalak
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

The unlikely duo return in a very funny tale of friendship, derring-do, and the discovery that, bold or shy, anyone can become a superstar.

When fun-seeking Joe, a giraffe, takes a reluctant Sparky, a turtle, on a wild ride across the famous cageless zoo to see a mysterious box displaying a talent show, the two decide they must compete to be the next famous pair. But what are their talents? Joe can run fast, wiggle his ears, and touch his nose with his tongue (not to mention drive a car). But Sparky doesn’t know what his special skill is. Can the enthusiastic encouragement of Joe the World’s Best Talent Finder help the retiring Sparky become a star?

  • Follow-up to the hilarious Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels
  • Even funnier than the first book! Pokes gentle fun at an American Idol-type television show, which is misinterpreted by this amusingly clueless pair.
  • Its very useful message, that everyone has talent of some kind, is delivered with lively writing, slapstick humor, and candy-bright illustrations.

About the author

Jamie Michalak is the author of Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels and Larry and Rita. She says, "Turtles rarely get the spotlight, so I wanted to write a story that gave Sparky the attention turtles have long deserved. Little did I know that he'd have such an astounding hidden talent." She lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.

About the illustrator

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

ISBN: 9780763645786
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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