There’s a new series in town just in time for the summer rush. It makes me think of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets You Wouldn’t Want To. If you don’t know who Diary of a Wimpy Kid is, you’ve been hiding under a rock since 2007. If you’re not familiar with the You Wouldn’t Want To series I’ll cut you a little slack. You can learn more about it on my blog post Books for Boys – You Wouldn’t Want To.
“What happens when you you mix the gladiatorial combat of ancient Rome with a fast-talking creature who is DEFINITELY NOT A STRIPY HORSE?” (Candlewick Press webpage)
The answer is Julius Zebra, the coolest zebra to enter children’s literature. I read a portion of the first book a few weeks ago. Until, a mother was looking for a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. There were none on the shelf so I added her name to the request list. In the meantime, I encouraged her to take home Julius Zebra: Rumble With The Romans by Gary Northfield.
So far it appears the second book Julius Zebra: Bundle With the Britons is only available for Kindle. I hope paper copies land at the library before school ends on June 9th.