Joe and Sparky Go to School - Jamie Michalak

>> Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The endearing and mismatched pals accidentally latch onto a big yellow bus and leave the cageless zoo for their first trip to school.

Sparky the turtle may be cautious, but when the strange vehicle full of noisy short people pulls away from Safari World, he finds himself stuck on the bus’s roof just the same. Luckily his giraffe friend, Joe, is adventurous enough to take a running jump, too! When they arrive at school, they discover that there’s a lot to learn, like the fact that the restroom is full of little magic "ponds," that you’re supposed to count the peas, not eat them, and that the goal of the day seems to be to get a star. But just when Joe fears that he may have to go home starless, Sparky reminds him of all the ways that his loyal friend already shines. Readers will roll over laughing — and find lots to relate to — in this hilarious new adventure.

About the Author

Jamie Michalak is the author of the award-winning Joe and Sparky series of early readers, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz; SO YOU WANT TO CATCH BIGFOOT? illustrated by Mark Fearing; and more.

When not writing, she can often be found playing with her two young boys--marching in parades, walking the plank, or singing (badly) in their band. Jamie was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in the same neighborhood that Dr. Seuss once lived in. She now resides in Barrington, Rhode Island with her husband and sons. Like Joe Giraffe, she does not have super driving skills.

To read more about Jamie's books, visit her website at


Post a Comment

Copyright 2011 © Speed up my Brain, All rights reserved