THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE by James Kochalka

THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE

From the "Glorkian Warrior" series
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Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes.

After successfully delivering a pizza to himself in The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (2014), the Glorkian Warrior and his trusty, sunshine-hued companion, Super Backpack, are back, battling a pie-factory–destroying, candy-colored space snake only to be beaten to the kill by a rival warrior, the daffily nefarious Buster Glark, who has a freeze-ray–shooting backpack. The Glorkian Warrior returns home to lick his wounds, rearrange his furniture and recharge Backpack. There, they are greeted by Gonk, a salmon-colored minidoppelganger of the Glorkian Warrior, and the lime-green Baby Alien. When the group finally realizes that the Baby Alien has been sucking out the Warrior's brains (readers will be way ahead of them, thanks to the “suck suck” sound effects), they must help revive him with energy crackers—which are promptly stolen by Buster Glark. Madcap whimsy runs rampant, and jokes about nothing, everything and flatulence abound against a vibrantly colored backdrop that would make even Willy Wonka's eyes hurt. Kochalka's intensely zippy and quirky humor never misses a beat and rolls fluidly from one wisecrack to another; maybe this isn't everyone's brand of comedy, but for those readers who enjoy silly for silly's sake, this will surely delight.

Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)

Pub Date: March 17th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-62672-133-3
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: First Second
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2015




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