All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) (Paperback)
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James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.
Praise for Haggis and Tank #1: All Paws on Deck:An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2016"Young...engag[es] her heroes in enticing banter and funny misunderstandings involving puns and homophones. It's especially gratifying to see that the big, tough, strong dog character is a female. Burks' plentiful, full-color art is consistently engaging...These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering." -- Kirkus"Two canine pals star in this entertaining, comics-style chapter book series for early readers...Tank and Haggis have many homophone-related miscommunications, a concept...which both helps aid reading comprehension and boosts the funny factor...The animated, distinctly drawn characters...will have kids seeking their future adventures." -- Booklist"The dogs' odd-couple antics, loads of goofy humor, and an appealing comics/early reader format make for an all-around entertaining read." -- Publishers Weekly"A must-have for the difficult-to-fill niche for readers transitioning from picture books and beginning readers to early chapter books...A solid new series for newly independent chapter book readers." -- School Library Journal