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Join us to celebrate the first two books in the graphic novels for young readers, Pluto Rocket by Paul Gilligan (creator of the Pooch Café syndicated comic strip). The launch event for Pluto Rocket: Joe Pidge Flips a Lid will feature a reading by the author, snacks, a drawing demo, and Paul will sit down for a short Q&A with John Martz (Burt’s Way Home)! This event is open to the public. The book is recommended for ages 6-9.

About the book:

Pluto Rocket and Joe Pidge are back, with more hats and hijinks than ever before, in the second book of this hilarious new early graphic novel series, for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Pizza and Taco!

Joe Pidge, king of the neighborhood, and Pluto Rocket, an alien who’s new in town, have become fast friends, with Joe acting as Pluto’s guide on her secret mission to discover what life in the neighborhood is really like. But on Joe’s tour (where he shows Pluto the best fire escape and the best garbage can in the world!), it becomes clear that Joe has never actually left his tiny slice of the planet . . .

Pluto encourages Joe to get out of his comfort zone, but Joe delays by creating an outlandish list of supplies they’ll need to get before they go! Is Joe Pidge afraid of leaving his safe little neighborhood? And if that’s tough, imagine how Joe feels when his hat, his trademark super-flavio look that helps him stand out from the other pigeons, goes missing.

“Its saucy vibe and Pluto’s boundless curiosity, optimism, and extraterrestrial wizardry will easily melt even the most streetwise bird’s heart.” —Publishers Weekly

Can’t make it to the event? Order copies of the books here (#1) and here (#2). Order a copy of John’s book here.

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