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The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs

By Leslie Patricelli
Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

In her first novel, illustrated in her inimitable style, Leslie Patricelli hits all the humorous ups and downs of being the new kid at school, navigating complicated friendships, and standing up to frenemies.

For Lily, it’s the worst first day of school ever. Who would want to be friends with the new girl, whose debut act is to throw up on the playground (on somebody’s shoes!)? Fortunately, quirky Darby comes to the rescue. Darby likes frogs and candy and oddball stuff, and soon she and Lily have formed their own club — the Rizzlerunk Club. But before you can say “BFF,” Darby’s former best friend, mean-spirited Jill — who had moved to London — returns unexpectedly. Can Lily and Darby’s friendship survive the British invasion? Peppered with charming illustrations and hilarious mishaps involving “conjoined” frogs, accidentally shaved eyebrows, and school pranks gone awry, this engaging tale of fourth-grade life will have readers wishing they could join the Rizzlerunk Club for real.

  • Toddler pathos expert Leslie Patricelli proves that her kid appeal expands to all ages in her fiction debut.
  • Deftly navigating the ins and outs of tween girl friendships, Patricelli’s graphic illustrations add humor and depth to her text in the style of Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.
  • New school jitters, peer pressure, and authentic family dynamics will have readers clamoring for the sequel.

About the author

Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of Potty, Huggy Kissy, and many more best-selling board books for young children starring a beloved bald baby. She is also the author-illustrator of Higher! Higher!, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book, among other picture books. She lives in Idaho.

ISBN: 9780763651046
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 130 x 200mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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