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Backyard Bug Battle: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm
Backyard Bug Battle: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm
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Graphic Sparks

Backyard Bug Battle: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm

by Scott Nickel
Illustrated by Andy Smith

Buzz spills an invention of his Dad's super-fast grow juice, and creates gigantic insects and flowers. Written in graphic-novel format.

PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Sparks
Age Level8-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Trim Size6 x 9
Page Count40



Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

"One in a series of graphic novels written especially for students in the Guided Reading Program, a program that assists struggling readers by providing adult assistance in a small group setting. Emphasis is on diagnosing and focusing on reading problems such as comprehension or word attack skills. The graphic novel is similar to a comic book, providing interest to students needing visual stimulation to keep their interest in reading. This story begins by introducing the characters of this rather silly tale of a boy whose father invents fertilizer that makes plants grow to super size, while the son Buzz comes up with a solution to keep bugs off plants. Accidentally, the solutions become switched and chaos ensues. The brightly colored illustrations will keep readers interested and amused, and the limited text will not overwhelm. This series is graduated to match Guided Reading levels, and this edition is an H level. A glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, listing of famous inventions, and sources for further study are included." - Children's Literature

January 1, 2007

Scott Nickel

Scott Nickel

Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for "Boys' Life" magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.

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