Food City by Jarrett Lerner

A french fry is waving. It is labelled French Fry. Beneath it is a round fly smiling and saying Bonjour. It is labelled Bonjour.
Can you guess what "bonjour" means?

Wugs by Kevin McCloskey

A dog looks at a big snadwich and tells a parrot that a man named Sandwich invented the sandwich in 1752. The dog wishes they invented it. Then they would call it the Roscoe. The parrot says Ha! That's a good one, Roscoe.
What is the best name for a dog?

Peter Cadaver by Stan Yan

Patty is talking to her tapeworm pet. She says she can't believe it is hungry again already. She suggests it get some hobbies. The tapeworm says its hobbies are pooping and eating.
Can you think of any good hobbies for a tapeworm?

Smol Frens by Kaeti Vandorn

Strongbow is so sad and whining by the window as it rains. They say they can't believe that they forgot to leave the house during the summer and now its fall. The friend reassure strongbow that it is still nice to hike in the fall and they go out in the puddles with an umbrella.
Have you ever forgotten to do something you like?

Pup and Duck by Dave Roman

A ghost is zooming around the floor of the living room. Pup is vacuuming the carpet, he accidentally sucks up the ghost and reveals Duck.
Have you ever seen a vacuum cleaner suck up something you need?

Reggie by Jen de Oliveira

Reggie the kid penguin answers a readers question. What kind of restaurant would you open if you could asks Lala. My friends and I just opened a restaurant for the roly-polies at school replies Reggie. There is a small pink milk cartoon with a hole cut into it and roly-polies inside. There is a flag made from a straw. Reggie offers a roly poly a leaf. Here Leggy, says Reggie, it's a dandelion leaf with some mulch. Reggie picks up the bug and says seriously No we don't have poop of the day.
What kind of restaurant would you open?

Sleep Late by Izzy Boyce-Blanchard

Nina the white rat is searching all over for Roachie in the forest. She hears Roachie say Nina from the tree. Roachie is in a nest up in a tree. Nina says she will come rescue Roachie. Roachie says take your time. The nest is full of jewelry.
Have you ever seen a bird's nest?

Norma and Belly by Mika Song

There is a caption that says the squirrels are quiet today. There is a tree with some apple cores on the floor beneath it. They must spend every minute stuffing their faces to prepare for the winter. Norma and Belly are furiously eating apples on a high branch in the tree.
How are the squirrels preparing for winter?

Mark & Zark by Dan Moynihan

MArk the kid looks worried as the underwear floats in the bigify rays and grows large. It grows so large it covers them like a giant blanket.
What should Mark and Zark do?


  • Kevin just completed his 6th natural history book for TOON Books. Caterpillars: What Will I Be When I Get to Be Me? will be published in 2023.

  • Isabel's second book in The Adventures of Team Pom series, The Last Dodo, is out now!

  • Speaking of sequels, Jarrett's second Hunger Heroes book, Snack Cabinet Sabotage, is also out!

Until next week, stay silly!

Jen & Mika