Meet Haggis and Tank--two dogs with BIG imaginations!
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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Tank is an outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn't see what Tank does--that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure. This series is full of clever wordplay and homophones that make Haggis and Tank's adventures even more fun!
About the Author
Jessica Young is an elementary/middle-school art teacher and author. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. Her debut picture book, iMy Blue Is Happy/i, was a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was featured on multiple best-book lists. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including iThe Emperor's New Groove/i, iAtlantis/i, iTreasure Planet/i, iSpace Jam/i, iThe Iron Giant/i, iWow Wow Wubbzy/i, and most recently on iFan Boy & Chum Chum/i. 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