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Wild Cards

by Jeff Szpirglas, illustrated by Dave Whamond

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Matt loves Monster Zap cards. No, no, Matt LOVES Monster Zap cards. He has Monster Zap toys, reads Monster Zap books and wears Monster Zap underwear. Matt and his friends like to trade the cards at school, as the schoolyard is so empty and dirty, there isn't much else for them to do at recess. But when kids start fighting over Monster Zap and the cards are banned, Matt realizes that the school has big problems, maybe even bigger problems than the fights the cards caused. With the help of their teacher, and a superhero in disguise, Matt and his classmates set out to save Monster Zap and end up doing a lot more than that.

About the Authors
Jeff Szpirglas is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Wild Cards and the Red Maple Award nominee You Just Can't Help It! He has worked at CTV and was an editor at Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines. He is the father of twins and has two cats (the cats are not twins). In his spare time, he teaches second grade. Jeff lives in Toronto.
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DAVE WHAMOND is the award-winning author of several picture books including the Oddrey series, and a regular contributor to OWL and Chickadee magazines. His awards include the Blue Spruce, Silver Birch and Texas 2X2. He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called “Reality Check,” which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Awards
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Editorial Reviews

"A fun slice-of-life school story for kids ready to move up to chapter books."

— A Kids Book A Day blog

"Wild Cards will be a great addition to any library—especially an elementary school library...A story that entertains as well as teaches children that, when they work together towards a common goal, they can achieve great things. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A good choice for emergent readers who might like to promote improvements to their schools."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Whamond's fast paced and energetic action of the students and staff illustrated with pen and ink adds a lot of energy into the scenes...Szpirglas cleverly shows us the struggle between kids, teachers and leading staff...What great lessons that the author has projected that instead of banning there are alternatives, even lessons to be learned. Putting minds together and listening can create a 'Super Power' result!"

— Resource Links

"A fine addition to a first chapter book collection. Young readers will be able to relate to these characters while reading at a level that promotes confidence."

— School Library Journal

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