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Title:
Ready for action
ISBN:
9781338149166
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
185 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Since saving the Toy Academy, misfit toy Grumbolt is now in training as an action toy, but he is still not considered a "main hero type," so he is assigned as a sidekick to Rex Everything, the academy bully, which displeases both of them--but when a toy named Tempest Boomcloud, driven to desperation by twenty years in a display case with other discontinued toys, breaks out and steals Rex's van, Grumbolt and Rex will have to work together to understand her motives and vanquish the horde of terrifying teddy bears she plans to unleash.
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A laugh-out-loud chapter book by the writer of Minions!

Grumbolt is majoring in action!

He's finally getting to follow his dreams at Toy Academy, from learning daring maneuvers, to getting paired up with a sidekick!

Grumbolt can't wait to find out who his sidekick is... until it turns out that he's the sidekick. And to school bully Rex Everything, no less. This duo will never work. But when a toy named Tempest Boomcloud kidnaps a classmate and steals Rex's van, it looks like Grumbolt and Rex will have to work together to stop Tempest's evildoing and figure out why she's terrorizing them. Can they stop fighting long enough to brave dangerous lairs, vanquish terrifying teddy bears, and stop Tempest? This laugh-out-loud chapter book by Brian Lynch, the writer of Minions and a writer of The Secret Life of Pets, and illustrated by Edwardian Taylor, is stuffed full of action and fun.


Author Notes

Brian Lynch is a screenwriter whose work includes the movies The Secret Life of Pets, Minions, Puss in Boots, and Hop. He has also written the comic books Monster Motors, Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return, Spike, and Angel: After the Fall. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He firmly believes that the greatest toy is either an Adventure People Daredevil Skydiver or Shipwreck from G.I. Joe.

Edwardian Taylor works as a freelance visual development artist for mobile games, TV, films, and commercials in Dallas, Texas. He is the illustrator of the Toy Academy series, written by Brian Lynch, as well as the illustrator of the picture books Race!, written by Sue Douglass Fliess, and It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Josh Funk. Learn more about him at edwardiantaylor.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @edwardiantaylor.


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Booklist Review

Having achieved success in his first adventure (Toy Academy, 2018), Grumbolt, the misshapen, once-abandoned misfit toy, has been moved from the stuffed-animal section of Toy Academy to the action-figure section, where he joins his best friend Micro. His excitement turns to terror, however, when he learns he must serve as the sidekick to Rex Everything, the egotistical, self-proclaimed leader of the Elite Action Force Now. Tables are turned when Tempest Boomcloud invades the Toy Academy and steals Rex's van, with Micro's sidekick locked inside. Facing terrible battles, Grumbolt and Rex must learn to work together a tall order for each in order to recover Rex's van and protect the Toy Academy from evil forces. Ultimately, Grumbolt's unselfishness leads him to set aside personal differences and work with Rex for the betterment of the academy. In their blend of fast-paced narrative and action-filled, comics-style art, Lynch and Taylor bring the action figures to life with excitement and humor. Adventure-seeking readers, Toy Story fans, and those getting comfortable with chapter books will all be swept up by this series.--J. B. Petty Copyright 2019 Booklist