"A fun read-aloud for storytimes, this is an amusing and clever tale, enhanced by lively illustrations. . . . A wonderfully written book with a twist ending that will charm readers." —School Library Journal
"The convivial, sparsely detailed illustrations show characters with friendly, open faces, keeping the tone humorous and far from more adult territory. . . . It's sibling rivalry with a twist." —Booklist
Being a bad guy can be lots of fun. You can trap all of the superheroes in a cage with hungry lions or sail the ocean and keep all the treasure for yourself. You can even eat your little sister’s brain . . .
But this little bad guy is about to learn a valuable lesson from an unlikely culprit.
Bad Guy is now available in stores everywhere!
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ~ Illustrated by Mike Yamada
⭐ ". . . The full-speed-ahead enthusiasm of Garcia and Colette is infectious. . . . Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum." Kirkus, starred review
"Barnaby has penned an entertaining picture book celebrating creative play and togetherness." School Library Journal
Best friends Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring—only they can't agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space (stars! planets! meteors!) and Colette is obsessed with the sea (sand! coral! fish!). So Garcia builds a rocket ship that's snazzy and silver, Colette constructs a submarine that's perfect for deep-sea dives, and they wish each other well on their travels. But even though they find some amazing things on their journeys, the friends quickly realize they each left something very important back home.
Exploring your favorite place can be terrific, but sometimes the company is more important than the destination.
On sale date: June 6, 2017
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons ~ Illustrated by Andrew Joyner