The next book in the hot new series about a kid who just can't stop making monster magic!
Desmond Pucket is back, and this time he has a posse.
Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world's most awesomely fantastic ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and his nefarious mortal enemy Scott Selzer, along with anyone---or anything---else in the way. The race is on to reach Mountain Full of Monsters and win the girl of his dreams . . . Can Desmond do it?
Mark Tatulli, who was first known for his Heart of the City comic strip, took on Lio as an outlet for his dark and twisted humor. In addition to his cartooning experience, Tatulli is also an accomplished filmmaker and animator, and is the recipient of three Emmy awards for his television work. Mark currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and two daughters. His children are the true joy of his life and the inspiration for much of his comic artwork.
"Mark Tatulli is one of my favorite cartoonists, and now he brings his delightfully warped comic sensibility to Desmond Pucket with a hilariously offbeat hero who will have kids howling. Desmond Pucket is a surefire hit and an absolute scream." (Lincoln Peirce)
"Desmond joins a long list of heroes who inspire me while making me hurry nervously out of the room. I salute Mark Tatulli! From a safe distance. Locked in a closet. With a stuffed animal for comfort." (Lemony Snicket)
“Tatulli continues his chronicle of sixth-grade special-effects expert Desmond in a funny and cheerfully gross tale of perseverance and friendship that is realistic and wacky all at once…fans will rejoice that more adventures are on the way.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"This lively tale is full of quirky and exaggerated characters…The plot is well developed and will appeal to readers. Many of the feelings are recognizable to the average reader…" (Esther Keller, School Library Journal's "Good Comics for Kids" blog)
"The book’s humor is totally suited to boys ages 7 to 12, especially boys who love amusement parks and monsters. The story has a couple funny twists to keep readers on their toes. The inclusion of illustrations throughout the book makes this a great introduction to chapter books and a way to get reluctant readers interested in reading." (Time to Play Magazine)
"This hybrid YA 'graphic prose novel' should engage readers who like 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' or 'Big Nate' books." (Michael Cavna, Washington Post's "Comic Riffs"blog)