"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!
BOOM! CLANG! CRASH! D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school? Find out in HILO-a laugh-out-loud, epic story of friendship! Adventure! (And the occasionaly mutant space robot).
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
* Children's Choice 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year!
* Nominated for multiple State Awards—including the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!
“More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen”—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
“Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!” —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
“HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.” —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."—Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space.” —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* "A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"—Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
While D.J. Lim's friends and family are all "awesome at something," the 10-year-old sees himself as average and boring. That's until Hilo, a boy with superpowers, crash lands on planet Earth, making D.J.'s life anything but dull. Although Hilo can fly and shoot lasers from his hands, he's clueless when it comes to normal things like food and clothing, forcing D.J. to look after the shaggy-haired dynamo like he would a puppy. Hilo can't recall where he came from, but his memories slowly return as he, D.J., and D.J.'s friend Gina contend with giant robotic insects that herald something more sinister. Winick keeps the action flowing while giving his characters authentic motivations and including numerous jokes and recurring gags (Hilo's favorite human greeting is the terrified "Aaahh!" he and D.J. exchanged when they met). Though Winick's comic-strip lookalike cartoons are a tad generic, he creates a rousing adventure with a diverse cast (D.J.'s family is of Asian descent, while Gina's is African-American), and a cliffhanger ending should leave readers anticipating the next book, due in spring 2016. Ages 8 12.
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I think “Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth” is one of the most funny graphic novel that anyone would read in their LIFE!!! My favorite character is Hilo. I REALLY like it!