• List Price: $12.95
  • Save: $2.35 (18%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Big E Mart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Clean pages. Clean cover. No writing, highlighting or creases on pages. Tight binding. Ex-library book with library sticker marks.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3 Hardcover – April 1, 2010

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$2.06 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: Toon Books Level 3 + Zig and Wikki in The Cow: Toon Books Level 3 + Otto's Backwards Day: Toon Books Level 3
Price for all three: $32.23

Buy the selected items together

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Free one month trial
Get unlimited access to thousands of kid-safe books, apps and videos, for one low price, with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Get started for free. Learn more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Toon
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Toon Books (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935179020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935179023
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2 Another gem from Toon. In this one, aliens Zig and Wikki set out to catch a specimen for their homework assignment. Zig is the somewhat sensible, one-eyed one and Wikki is a fearless computer-screen being. They land on planet Earth and encounter all sorts of creatures: flies, dragonflies, frogs, and raccoons. When they encounter each rarity, Wikki's computer-screen body pops up with a different science fact, effortlessly weaving educational information into the narrative. The story and pictures remain comedic and the paneling keeps the plot moving. Kids will love this one. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

Can TOON Books do no wrong? Comics luminaries Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly are maintaining a consistently high quality for their line of comic-format picture books geared toward the youngest readers. The latest features Zig, a more-or-less responsible cyclopean alien, and his pal Wikki, a somewhat irresponsible computer-screen alien, as they are dispatched on a homework assignment to collect a specimen for the class zoo. And where better to pick up peculiar specimens than the planet Earth? This proves a fine opportunity to get into trouble with the old shrinking ray but also to learn all sorts of interesting information about forest denizens such as flies, dragonflies, and frogs. First-time author Spiegelman weaves the science facts into the breezy narrative cleverly and painlessly, and the art isn’t weighed down with the “SpongeBob aesthetic” that is beginning to prevail in young-reader graphic novels but, rather, balances comedic alien figures with realistic animals to support both the educational elements and the zingy story. Grades K-2. --Jesse Karp

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Mansfield on May 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Reason for Reading: My son read this aloud to me as his reader.

Zig is late handing in his assignment, a pet for the class zoo. While he and Wikki, an animate computer, are flying around the galaxy they find themselves near Earth where they drop by to see if they can find an animal for Zig's assignment.

This Toon Reader is slightly different than all the others to date. It is described on the website as being "science-based". How this happens is that every now and then when the two are confronted with an unknown element Wikki's screen will turn on and a large oval display will show up with an interesting fact about said element. These aren't just your boring little information blurbs either; they are very interesting information, often humorous or gross, on the subject such as "Fly Spitting: Flies use spit to turn their food into liquid, then they suck it up, again."

My learning disabled 9yo really enjoyed this book. As far as both of us are concerned, we'd say this is the best graphic novel Toon Books has put out so far (and we've read them all)! Even though the book is in the 3rd level, ds was so interested in the story that he even surprised himself at how well he could read the book. The story has all the ingredients an easy reader calls for: interesting plot, humour, enjoyable characters and a surprise ending. We hope Zig and Wikki will return in further adventures!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GraphicNovelReporter.com on July 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Zig is a mischievous-looking little red alien; Wikki is his best friend, a sentient computer. Together, the two are always getting into trouble. Once again, Zig has forgotten to do his homework. So, on his way to grandma's house, he figures he'll complete his current assignment, to bring a pet for the class zoo. However, homework becomes an adventure when his buddy Wikki accidentally steers him to a strange planet called Earth. Armed with a shrink ray and a net, Zig and Wikki head out to capture a creature. But it seems that it is feeding time on planet Earth, as one creature becomes food for another, and another, and another. Will Zig and Wikki wind up part of the food chain? More importantly, will Zig get his homework done?

This is another attractive entry in the Toon Books line, for a slightly older audience than Benny and Penny or Little Mouse. While it is fun and educational, Something Ate My Homework lacks some of the charm of other Toon Books. This is no fault of the tremendously appealing, cartoony, brightly colored artwork. Rather, it's the slightly stale story that makes this book drag ever so slightly. The wacky hijinks of Zig and Wikki feel tacked on to a well-done but fairly standard illustration of the food chain. Ramping up the educational value are additional facts about the creatures Zig and Wikki encounter; they're interspersed throughout the text via Wikki's forehead screen. Instead of detracting from the text, these factoids, gross and strange, will go a long way to endearing this book to young readers.

Despite not feeling particularly fresh, Something Ate My Homework is a fun, educational read, and young comic fans definitely will want to see more of Zig and Wikki.
-- Merideth Jenson-Benjamin
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
A part of the Toon Books collection (a series of "beginning" comic books for youngsters), ZIG AND WIKKI IN SOMETHING ATE MY HOMEWORK is about an alien named Zig, a red creature with a single eye and two octopus-like arms, and his best friend Wikki, a walking & talking computer (older children and adults might enjoy the reference to the computer/cyberspace term "Wiki"). Zig has forgotten to do his homework and needs to bring a pet to school for his class project. Zig intends to stop at his Grandma's but Wikki makes an unexpected landing on a strange planet named Earth. While there, Zig decides he'll look for a pet there. He and Wikki leave the ship with a net, shrink ray, and a candy bar. They try to capture a fly, a dragonfly, a frog, and a raccoon. Which, if any, of these creature will Zig capture for his school project? The overall story is a little bland, but isn't it isn't completely dry. The book is also somewhat educational. For example, while touching something new or observing new phenomenon, Wikki's forehead lights up with a fact. ZIG AND WIKKI aren't as enduring as other characters in the Toon Books (such as Benny and Penny mouse), but, nevertheless, children will enjoy reading it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?