Campy humor, retro art and simple-yet-sweet adventures are the hallmarks of the first two books in the *Adventure of Meno* series by Tony Diterlizzi and his wife Angela. Published by Simon & Schuster and “Presented in Vibrant Meno-Color”, kids and kids at heart will love cuddling up together and giggling as they get to know space elf Meno (“I Am Meno, Elf of Space, Here to Visit Human Race!”) and his best friends Yamagoo and Wishi in the first two titles in the series: Big Fun! and Wet Friend!
This six-book series about Meno, a nostalgically modern space-elf and his out-of-this-world adventures, by award winning author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and his wife Angela, will have kids and parents excited for each and every adventure. Each story is told with bright illustrations in nonsensical language, as if it were translated from Meno’s Alien language into English. As childlike as
they are sweet, these stories find humor in the simplest places, and are a delight to readers both young and old.
In book one, Big Fun!, tots and their lucky parents join Meno and his best friend Yamagoo, and find out what Meno thinks is the biggest fun of all!
In Meno’s second adventure, Wet Friend!, Meno and Yamagoo decide they want a “friend trio” and, thanks to their wish-granting friend Wishi, get some out-of-the-ordinary choices along the way.
Award-winning author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like, Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, G is for One Gzonk! and The Spider & The Fly (2003 Caldecott Honor), to young chapter books like the New York Times best-seller, Kenny and The Dragon, Tony always
imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (co-created with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies and has been adapted into a feature film. Tony grew up in South Florida, and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, Angela, and their daughter. Visit Tony at www.diterlizzi.com.
Angela DiTerlizzi is an up-and-coming author within Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. In addition, to the Adventure of Meno series, Angela’s picture book Say What? comes out from Beach Lane Books in Spring 2011. She lives with Tony and their daughter in Amherst, MA.
To get just a taste of the series that Publisher’s Weekly calls “A preschool epic so polished that it looks untouched by human hands” and PixieStix.com describes as “the .clean layout, punchy full bleed art, and bouncy text add up to a high-style package that will be equally at home on a children’s bookshelf or a pop-culture lover’s coffee table” please visit www.planetmeno.com
Be sure to also download and print a copy of the 21 page Planet Meno coloring book that kiddos will love!
This giveaway has ended..
Amber L. says:December 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm
I would love to win this for my daughter. I thought the preview was really cute and she loves us to read to her.
One lucky Mom Fuse reader will win a goodie package that includes: Signed copies of both Big Fun! and Wet Friend! as well as a custom made Meno or Wishi blanket!
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