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Hugo Sprouts and the Strange Case of the Beans (Hardcover)

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By John Loren, John Loren (Illustrator)
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What would it be like to be taller tomorrow? If you love Dr. Seuss rhyming, plus a master inventor like Dexter's Lab or Mr. Peabody & Sherman, pick this up!

— Rhi

Description


Hugo Sprouts is a fantastic tale about a boy frustrated with being small. Luckily, Hugo P. Sprouts is a mad scientist and determined to find a solution...

In his lab, Hugo develops a potion and finally becomes the biggest kid in town—but also the biggest jerk around. Hugo has great power, but will he learn responsibility before it’s too late? 

John Loren's rhyming, invention-gone-wrong picture book is a silly, fun read-aloud full of heart. This madcap tale of a whiz-kid was partly inspired by the struggle of good and evil in Stevenson’s classic Jekyll and Hyde, with a little scoop of Godzilla for good measure.

Hugo Sprouts and the Strange Case of the Beans is a celebration of curiosity and ingenuity that fans of Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer and Chris Van Dusen’s If I Built a Car will love.

About the Author


John Loren sprouted up in Maine many years ago. Now he’s an author and illustrator whose work spans video games, comics, and animation. He’s also a proud pop who reminds his kids to eat their beans every day. Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Earmuffs! was his debut and Hugo Sprouts and the Strange Case of the Beans is John’s second picture book. 



John Loren sprouted up in Maine many years ago. Now he’s an author and illustrator whose work spans video games, comics, and animation. He’s also a proud pop who reminds his kids to eat their beans every day. Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Earmuffs! was his debut and Hugo Sprouts and the Strange Case of the Beans is John’s second picture book. 

Praise For…


“Loren’s ear for cadence is utterly divine [and] it’s the art that really pops off the page. Fans of classic Looney Tunes may see many visual callbacks while the plot and rhymes harken back to old-school Dr. Seuss. Fast, furious, and funny, this book is one to grow on."
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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062941169
ISBN-10: 006294116X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English