The second hilarious and heartwarming illustrated chapter book from the writer of the blockbuster film 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.
About the Author
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.
Praise for Toy Academy Book 2: Ready For Action:
"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." -- Booklist
Praise for Toy Academy Book 1: Some Assembly Required:
"Toy Academy is stuffed with humor, heart and edge-of-your-seat action -- all of the hallmarks that make Brian Lynch's movies so wonderful." -- Jarrett J. Krosoczka, New York Times bestselling author of the Lunch Lady series
"Brian Lynch is fast on his way to becoming a national treasure. He writes all of your favorite movies, your favorite comic books, and now what is sure to become one of your favorite chapter books. And Grumbolt is the best kind of hero: imperfect, scrappy, and very, very funny." -- Michael Ian Black, actor, comedian, and writer
"Curl up with your favorite toy and read this book. Toy sold separately." -- Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday
"This series debut is extremely funny, with ridiculous situations, sympathetic characters, eye-rolling references, running jokes, and cliffhangers ending almost every brief chapter." -- School Library Connection
"Lynch's action-packed narrative is accompanied by Taylor's equally energetic grayscale illustrations, lending it graphic-novel appeal. Suspense regularly gives way to almost-slapstick humor, ensuring this fun-filled adventure will grab readers who love their action toys and video games." -- Booklist