by Cyndi Marko
Everyone’s favorite superhero, Kung Pow Chicken, is back!
In the second book in this full-color series, Gordon Blue’s mom drags him to a night at the opera. The show turns fowl though when its star singer, Honey Comb, is chicknapped! The evil Dr. Screech plans to turn the singer’s super-high voice into a supersonic weapon. It’s up to Kung Pow Chicken to rescue Honey! Filled with humor and superhero action, this book will keep kids turning the pages.
North American Publisher: Scholastic, March 2014
Foreign rights sold: Brazil (Fundamento); Czech Republic (Nakladatelstvi Fragment); Korea (GorillaBox)
Foreign rights contact: Katie Carella, Scholastic
Film/TV rights contact: Allison Devereux, Wolf Literary Services
Marko’s second of four Kung Pow Chicken high-interest, fast reads for the just-ready-for-chapters reader continues Gordon’s adventures nicely, with plenty of punny action in the colorful mix of comic panels and short paragraphs of text. Fans will be glad Kung Pow has at least two more adventures on the way.”—Kirkus Reviews
Many jokes and puns will keep the attention of eager new readers looking for a fast-paced, funny adventure with unlikely superheroes.”—School Library Journal
Marko’s art is as playful as her text … The simple vocabulary and small chunks of text make this extremely accessible to the primary-grade crowd.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books