"Melonhead," the first book in author Katy Kelly's laugh-out-loud chapter book series, is now in paperback
Adam Melon's friend Lucy Rose gave him a nickname--Melonhead--and it caught on fast. Melonhead is a self-proclaimed inventor. All his life, which is ten years and counting, great ideas have been popping in and out of his melon head. And sometimes they work This year Melonhead's class is entering an inventing fair, so he and his friend Sam are dreaming up plans. And Capitol Hill has a ton of places to find invention parts. But they have to be sure they find what they need and get home on time with no excuses. That might be hard, because Melonhead and Sam have a way of forgetting. But their work will all pay off if they win first place--they'll be headed to even bigger and better things.
About the Author
Katy Kelly has been writing for years, but "Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me" is her first book and audiobook for young readers and listeners. A talented illustrator and journalist, Katy is now a Senior Editor at "US New & World Report," She lives in Washington, D.C. with her two daughters, husband, and dog.
GILLIAN JOHNSON is the gifted author and illustrator of My Sister Gracie, Gracie s Baby Chub Chop, Saranohair and Sahara Sara, and the illustrator of the Bun Bun books by Richard Scrimger and The Cat and the Wizard by Dennis Lee. She grew up in Winnipeg and now lives in England and Tasmania with her family.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 23, 2009
"Adam's goofy sense of humor and his comic interactions with his parents, teachers and best friend Sam ... are just right for the target audience."