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Wild Cards

by Jeff Szpirglas, illustrated by Dave Whamond

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published: Feb 2017
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Description

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

JEFF SZPIRGLAS is the critically acclaimed author of Gross Universe and Fear this Book, among others. His stories have been published in Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, where he also worked as a kids’ page editor. He has written for the television series' Polka Dot Shorts, Ricky’s Room, and System Crash, and co-produced two radio pieces for CBC’s Out Front. He lives in Toronto, where he influences young minds on a daily basis as an elementary school teacher.
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Dave Whamond

DAVE WHAMOND is the award-winning author of My Think-a-ma-Jink and a regular contributor to chickaDEE and OWL magazines. He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called “Reality Check,” which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. He lives in Calgary.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
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  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best
Editorial Reviews

"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

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

— Kirkus Reviews

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

— A Kids Book A Day blog

"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!"

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