Out later this month from Arcturus Editions is Super Dweeb by Jess Bradley, the first book in a new middle-grade book series – a mixture of prose, comics and spot illustrations which should appeal to comic readers.
Featuring comic-strip-style storytelling in full-colour, this chapter book is perfect for readers aged 7-9 – and is also aimed at struggling/reluctant readers too, Book 2 will be out later this year – and there are two more books planned for next year.
In this unpredictable, anarchic adventure story, Andy wishes that he had awesome powers, like the heroes of his home-made comic stories. But instead, he’s stuck in the real world, where he has an annoying little brother, a super-weird teacher … and everyone says he’s a total dweeb.
Then one day, he discovers an oversized, glowing pencil on a school trip to the local toxic waste dump. He starts sketching and finds that he can redraw reality.
Now, thanks to the power of doodling, Andy can bring to life anything that he can imagine, erase his problems, and doodle his way of sticky situations. He’s not just a dweeb … he’s a SUPER DWEEB!
Even Mona, the ice-cool new girl at school, seems impressed.
But there’s a twist in the tale.. because everything goes very wrong when little brother Oscar does some doodling of his own. Now there’s a scribble monster on the loose! Run for it, Andy!
The scribbler of “Squid Bits” in The Phoenix and writer for BEANO, Jess Bradley is an illustrator and character designer who draws things for kids – but adults secretly enjoy them too!
• Super Dweeb will be available from all good bookshops from 15th June 2021 | ISBN 978-1398802452 | Pre-order a copy of Super Dweeb from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)