Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
When animals have problems, they call on Dr. Sugar Glider to help!
Help me, Dr. Glider. My stomach is killing me! I eat all the same food as my family, but I'm the only one that feels sick. What's wrong with me?
Dr. Sugar Glider travels around the world to help animals (and, on occasion, plants!) with all sorts of problems. Whether it's a crocodile with a sick stomach, a creeped-out krill, a stressed meerkat, or a male praying mantis trying to date, Dr. Glider is ready to offer advice!
From powerhouse duo Jess Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Bad Seed), Eat Your Rocks, Croc! features hilarious stories, charming illustrations, and awesome true facts that will leave young readers enthralled by the real world of the animal kingdom. Robust back matter, featuring a glossary and a list of the featured creatures, makes this the perfect fit for the school curriculum.
About the authors
As a zoologist and author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim of the dreaded paper cut. Her books blend science, humor, and creativity, and include the acclaimed My Life Is a Zoo middle-grade trilogy and award-winning picture books, like Shark Lady and Pink Is for Blobfish. Jess lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for curious and adventurous kids. Jess can be found online at jesskeating.com or on Twitter at @Jess_Keating.
PETE OSWALD is a fine-arts painter, an animator, an author, and an illustrator. He illustrated the New York Times bestselling books The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean by Jory John. He has also worked as a character designer and concept artist on the movies Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three sons. You can visit him online at peteoswald.com.
"Keating's language is full of puns, but her science is spot-on... Frankly fantastic but fact-filled fun." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Set Your Alarm, Sloth!:
"Keating has a knack for finding intriguing information and the skill to impart it with humor. Oswald's engaging illustrations feature creatures with expressive, anthropomorphic faces... Fans of the first book will be thrilled to encounter more fact-filled fun." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Pink Is for Blobfish by Jess Keating:
"A playful introduction to the kookier corners of the animal kingdom." -- Booklist
"Keating maintains a casual tone while delivering intriguing details about each animal." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Bad Seed, illustrated by Pete Oswald:
"Working in digitized watercolors, Oswald makes this antihero's angst vivid and touching, and the world the seed moves in -- a metropolis populated by seeds that include peanuts, coconuts, and corn kernels -- adds a playful counterpoint of background detail and comedy." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Good Egg, illustrated by Pete Oswald:
* "Oswald's digitally composed, bright artwork pops with rib-tickling close-ups and character-building moments." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Other titles by Jess Keating
Big as a Giant Snail
Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider
Captain Bun & Super Bonbon: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #3)
Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)
Fancy Friends: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #1)
Nikki Tesla and the Traitors of the Lost Spark (Elements of Genius #3)
How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret