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Gargantua (Jr!)

Defender of Earth

Written by Sylvester

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published April 01, 2019 | ISBN 9781773063188
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

Cover of Gargantua (Jr!)

Regular price $16.95 CAD

40 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Gargantua (Jr!)

Defender of Earth

Sylvester

Gargantua Jr. wants to grow up to be just like his mom. Before he was born, Mom had a reputation for being a little wild – she wreaked havoc everywhere she went with her monster strength and fiery flames. But now she prefers to repair some of the damage, and she only knocks over buildings that are supposed to come down. She also protects Earth from dangerous space robots and giant asteroids. Gargantua Jr. would like to help out, but Mom says he’s too little. So he sets out to show her that he’s not a baby anymore … Thankfully, Mom comes to the rescue just in time.

Themes of making amends for past mistakes, giving back to the community, the importance of teamwork and learning one’s limits all come to play in this fun story about a baby monster and his mom, vibrantly written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester.

About the Author

Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning illustrator, writer and broadcaster whose work ranges from murder mysteries and science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy. His picture books include Splinters (a Blue Spruce Honour Book) and Super-Duper Monster Viewer. Kevin’s Neil Flambé Capers series and MINRs series have both been bestsellers. His latest novel is Mucus Mayhem. His non-fiction titles include Follow Your Money, Follow Your Stuff, Baseballogy and Basketballogy. Kevin lives with his family in Toronto.