BATTLE IN THE BACKYARD – Daniel Wiseman – “Epic Adventure!”

A hilariously zany sequence of unexpected occurrences.

By Daniel Wiseman ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 26, 2023

Marco and Julia, two brown-skinned siblings, are pursued by “psycho squirrels” and barely make it inside their house. Marco decides to make a sandwich for his sister, who is skeptical of his cooking skills. He adds a secret sauce and the sandwich comes to life, talking and singing.

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The squirrels try to steal the sandwich, but Poofypants chases them away. The sandwich then gets kidnapped by the squirrels, leading to a dance-off between them and Marco and Poofy. The illustrations show the battle with impressive dance moves and a mix of randomness and realism. This book is full of absurd charm and humor.

Pub Date: Sept. 26, 2023
ISBN: 9780063236233

Page Count: 64
Publisher: HarperAlley

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023