Dolphin Girl 1: Trouble in Pizza Paradise! (Paperback)
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Launch of a middle grade graphic novel series starring Dolphin Girl, a super-hero in training with her dad, Captain Dugong.
Superheroes protect and do battle in smalltown Deerburbia, Michigan. Our good guys, Dolphin Girl and Captain Dugong (a relative of the manatee) work out of their tropical themed restaurant Pizza Paradise.
One day while dad is training Dolphin Girl in signature moves (Blowhole cannon! Extreme Breath Holding!), Dolphin Girl and Dad discover their rivals are up to evil. But when Captain Dugong suddenly flakes out on Dolphin Girl, she must summon her inner sea mammal. With new recruit Pizza Paradise's employee Keith to help out, Dolphin Girl sets out to defeat Sea Cow!
About the Author
ZACH SMITH is a storyboard artist who has done work for Netflix, WB Animation, and Nickelodeon. He currently does storyboards on Animaniacs at WB Animation, and works on a show that he created. Zach grew up in Michigan, but now lives in Southern California with his wife, kids, and dog. This is his first book for children.
"In his debut graphic novel, storyboard artist Smith brings to the page all the humor, quirk, and energy of an animated cartoon. The frenetic expressions of his bug-eyed, baby-toothed characters bring humor and movement to every panel, while Lacy’s pastel colors soften the eccentric comedy. Deerburbia (slogan, 'A Place to Live')—which gets the full-map treatment—lays a strong foundation of suburban absurdity, offering a literal world of possibilities for future adventures, which readers should be eager to jump into."—Booklist
"Smith’s wacky illustrations and silly character antics will remind kids of their favorite cartoons. . . . A silly superhero romp and a fun addition to graphic novel collections."—School Library Journal
"Both underachievers and overachievers will be pleasantly bemused and amused in equal measure by this low-key adventure"—Kirkus Reviews