Louie and Hector are the best friends in the universe. Get ready to laugh out loud as the two boys fall in and out and eventually back into their best friendship ever through a series of funny secrets that neither one was supposed to reveal. Each episode is told in a journal format in four parts: "Best Friends in the Universe," "Best Friends in the Universe Forever and Ever," "Worst Friends in the Universe," and finally "Worst Secret Keepers in the Universe But Still Best Friends Forever and Ever."
And Louie and Hector's comical dialogue will have kids howling!
Louie: "I'm going to make up an ugly dance move called the Horrible Hector."
Hector: "I'm going to invent a disgusting, rotten drink called the Icky Louie."
Both: "That's it! This book is canceled."
But just like most friendships, Hector and Louie find a way to stay best friends forever -- but maybe not the most trusted secret keepers!
In this meta-comedy about friendship, buddies Hector and Louie are creating an entire book about their relationship (which shares the actual book's title) and take readers along for the ride. It's an exuberantly crayoned and markered collaboration on lined paper, filled with in-jokes (they both have fish named "Python" because their moms wouldn't let them get snakes), a shared love of dance parties, and the sheer joy of knowing there's somebody else on the same wavelength. But when Hector lets one of Louie's secrets slip (it involves a milkshake and a pants-related incident), Louie retaliates with a secret of his own (Hector's secret crush), and the partnership founders until the kids realize they're happier together and agree to a "DO-OVER!" Pham (Stop That Yawn!) renders the protagonists as both "real-life" boys and cartoonish characters in their own story on several spreads, both versions appear as the two draw themselves. Dialogue by Watson (Behold! A Baby) bubbles with a fun, noisy energy this is not a book to read aloud with your inside voice. Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Carrie Hannigan, HSG Agency. Illustrator's agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Literary.