Author(s): Cyndi Marko
Kung Pow Chicken is on the lookout for bad eggs! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Gordon Blue's birdy senses are tingling like never before in this fourth book in the series. The Blue family travels to New Yolk City. While in the Big Egg, Egg Drop wants to go to the first-ever Sidekick Super-Con--a big party for sidekicks. But with all of the world's sidekicks in one basket, the new bad guy, Ticklebeak, and his Bad Eggs soon chicknap the sidekicks! Kung Pow Chicken will have to save the doomed sidekicks fast--the egg timer is ticking!
Praise for KUNG POW CHICKEN #1: LET'S GET CRACKING!*"Marko's debut is a perfectly puntastic page-turner. Hybrids of comics and traditional pictures, the goofy all-color illustrations propel the fast-moving, high-interest story. 'Ham and eggs!' --you don't want to miss this!" -KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review "This hilarious kickoff to the Kung Pow Chicken series [is] just the thing for beginning readers." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Step aside, Captain Underpants! There is a new hero in town--this time, with feathers.... Fresh, funny, and packed with full-color illustrations, this new transitional series will be an instant hit with readers looking for silly fun and a touch of mystery." -BOOKLIST "Frequent poultry plays on words are sure to ellicit giggles from young readers. This [series] will have broad appeal among independent readers who have outgrown easy readers but are not yet ready for books relying more on text than illustration." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Praise for KUNG POW CHICKEN #2: BOK! BOK! BOOM!"Plenty of punny action in the colorful mix of comic panels and short paragraphs of text. Fans will be glad Kung Pow has at least two more adventures on the way." -KIRKUS REVIEWS "Jokes and puns will keep the attention of eager new readers looking for a fast-paced, funny adventure with unlikely superheroes." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Cyndi Marko studied Fine Arts at Okanagan University College and she also studied Graphic Design and Prepress Technology at Humber College in Toronto. KUNG POW CHICKEN is her first children's book series. She currently lives in Canada.