Squirrel vs the Wasp

Author: Dave Lowe
Illustrator: Cate James

Age: 7-10
RRP: £5.99
ISBN: 9781907912740
Publication Date: 06-08-2015
Format: Pb, 198mm x 128mm x12mm
Extent: 160 pages


Determined to be a ‘normal’ kid again, Walter Kettle decides to retire his alter-ego rodent superhero. However, when mad scientist Professor Stinger invents a machine that can hybridise animals – and indeed himself – Walter’s hopes of a peaceful retirement don’t last long. 

Series blurb

Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes... Squirrel Boy! With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions, Walter finds himself fighting crime in the hilarious new series for 6-10s about an unlikely and totally ridiculous superhero. 

Ilustrated in comics style panels by Cate James, and perfect for reluctant readers. Three titles in the series publishing in 2015. Previously: Squirrel Boy vs the Bogeyman and Squirrel Boy vs the Squirrel Hunter.

About the Author and Illustrator

After realising he would never play for West Bromwich Albion, Dave Lowe became a writer. His first series, Stinky & Jinks (My Hamster Thinks I'm a Genius) sold over 10,000 copies. Dave Lowe lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife and two daughters.

Cate James is an Edinburgh-based illustrator and printmaker.

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