Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World
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Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grade 3n/a2.56609
Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate meets Bone in HILO-the hilarious, action-packed New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids AND critics love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!

DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo . . . isn’t. HILO is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL! Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON’T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth?


Praise for 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!

* An ILA-CBC Children's Choice!

“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

"Action-packed...and amazing fun!"—Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of the Ordinary People Change the World series

"HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."--Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner

"High energy and HILARIOUS!"--Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

"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

* "Universally appealing. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/

"A total blast."—The Miami Herald

"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on May 17, 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385386230
ISBN-13: 9780385386234
2 Book Reviews
  • habiibacute4
    habiibacute4Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:05 am
    I really want to read this book!!💖💖
    • awesomessb
      awesomessbTuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm55 stars
      Hilarious, just like the 1st!

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