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Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World Hardcover – May 17, 2016
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Winick, Judd. Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World. 208p. (Hilo: Bk. 2). ebook available. Random. May 2016. Tr $13.99. ISBN 9780385386234; lib. ed. $16.99. ISBN 9780385386241. Gr 3-6-DJ and Gina, just ordinary kids, are back with their friend, Hilo, an extraordinary robot, in this second installment. Hilo is just settling into life on Earth, learning about bowling and knock-knock jokes, when strange portals begin opening up all over town. Bizarre creatures, like a giant mutant chicken, a Viking hippo, a magical warrior cat, and one million killer vegetables, come through the portals, and the people of Earth are in danger. Hilo, DJ, and Gina must figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they destroy the planet. As in the first installment, this book has diverse characters, loyal friends, full-color illustrations, fast-paced adventure, humorous text, and a cliff-hanging ending that will have readers cheering for these graphic novel heroes and eager for the third volume. VERDICT For readers who enjoy "Big Nate" (HarperCollins), "Bone" (Image Comics), "Jedi Academy" (Scholastic), and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams), this series is a must-have next read.-Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MNα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016
“Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review
Top Customer Reviews
Winick sets just the right tone in this second book, managing to handily escape the sophomore slump and keep the series action-filled and funny. Though this book does serve as a bridge to the rest of the story, it also fills in many gaps for readers about Hilo and his friends. We are also introduced to a marvelous new character in Polly, a sorceress martial-arts cat. She is entirely kick-butt and ferocious, leaning into every battle that comes her way.
Winick does a great job with the art as well. His action sequences are dynamic and colorful. The portals themselves add a wonderful tension to the page, where one isn’t sure what is going to arrive next. Each character is unique and delightful to spend time with and once again I applaud Winick’s decision to have strong girls and diverse characters center stage.
A second book that continues to build on a great graphic novel series for children. Appropriate for ages 6-9.
This second volume ups the emotional and story ante to the point that when I finished it, I needed to read the next installment. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until it comes out next year.
As with the first volume, Winick's dialogue, art, and comic timing are superb. But this one raises the stakes to a much higher level. He introduces some serious character twists, and I look forward to seeing where things go from here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
He loves the first book and this one he loved just as much.