Mellybean and the Wicked Wizard (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the Mellybean series.
"Mellybean will bounce off the page and into your heart." —Mo O'Hara, New York Times bestselling author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series and Agent Moose
The second book in this charming graphic novel series finds Melly and her feline friends returning to the magical world hidden in their backyard, only to discover that a wicked wizard has taken over and these pets may be the only ones who can stop her!
Melly's learned a new trick, and she can't wait to show the cats. But when they all head outside to play, Melly accidentally loses her ball down the magical hole in their backyard. So she decides this is the perfect excuse to visit her friends in the fantastical world on the other side. And this time around, the cats want to come too. (After all, they need to find someone to open their cans of food!)
But instead of a warm welcome, the group discovers the whole kingdom has fallen into a mysterious deep sleep. And it is all thanks to Wilma, the wizard who long ago took Narra's powers. She's back to finish what she started by stealing the magic of other mythical creatures so she can become the greatest wizard ever. Now Melly and the cats are all that stand in her way. But how will these four ordinary pets stop an extraordinary villain? Well, they may just have a few tricks up their sleeves!
About the Author
Mike White was born and raised in Toronto. He worked for five years in children's television animation before moving to San Francisco in 2008 to make mobile games and apps. In 2018, after getting nachos for lunch, Mike and his girlfriend, Carol, were walking around an outdoor mall and met a cute little puppy at a pop-up adoption event. After much consideration they adopted the puppy and named her Melody, and her delightful and infectious personality became the inspiration for Mellybean. You can follow all things Mellybean on Twitter @Mellybeanpup and by visiting Mellypup.com.
PRAISE FOR MELLYBEAN AND THE WICKED WIZARD:
"This sequel makes an effective case that 'adorable' might be a genre. If Mr. Rogers wrote sword-and-sorcery adventures, they might look like this." —Kirkus Reviews
"White blends a playful story about a magical kingdom with themes of kindness and friendship. Younger readers will be drawn to lively illustrations, while older ones will enjoy the humor and clever antics of the characters. A great choice for reluctant readers.Recommended for kids who enjoy Narwhal and Jelly or Phoebe and Her Unicorn.” —School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR MELLYBEAN AND THE GIANT MONSTER:
“Mike White hits a heartwarming hat trick with this cute, funny, and action-packed adventure. Mellybean will bounce off the page and into your heart. This treasure of a tale is pure furry-friendship gold.” —Mo O’Hara, New York Times bestselling author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series
"All hail Mellybean! A fun, action-packed adventure from start to finish." —James Burks, author of the Bird & Squirrel series
"I loved every page of this fantastically paw-some story! With characters you’ll adore, a fun-packed adventure, and loads of laughs on the way, Mellybean proves that anything is possible with a bit of help from your friends.” —Sam Hay, author of the Spy Penguins and the Undead Pets series
"Mellybean is an absolute delight. A fun frolic on every page." —Jim Zub, author of the Samurai Jack comic book series
"Subversive and hilarious. This story is funny enough to get away with being utterly adorable." —Kirkus Reviews
"White’s debut is charming and sweet, with a plot that benefits from its predictability, allowing the reader to focus instead on lovable characters and White’s gifted composition and linework. Readers not yet ready for Jeff Smith’s Bone series are bound to fall for Melly and the gang." —BCCB
"[A] charming comics series starter. The graphic novel may skew slightly younger... but Melly’s infectious enthusiasm, portrayed through straightforward art, makes her a very good dog, indeed." —Publishers Weekly