Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime! In their hilarious search for a pet, two friends, imagined by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, go on adventures that are out of this world. Young readers learn about nature in our world thanks to the fascinating Wikki's Fun Facts woven into every twist of the exciting plot. This innovative science-based early reader comic book, filled with bugs and hugs, is sure to please both boys and girls.
Nadja Spiegelman, who wrote Zig and Wikki's story, recently graduated from Yale University as an English major. She grew up in New York City where there are few dragonflies and frogs, although there are certainly plenty of houseflies. When she was younger, she loved going to the country, where she collected insects and salamanders and kept them inside her shoe-box "bug museum." Trade Loeffler, who drew Zig and Wikki, grew up in Livermore, California. Unlike Zig and Wikki, he doesn't believe flies make good pets. But he did like to collect them when he was a kid--to feed them to the funnel spiders that lived in a field near his house. Trade now lives in New York City with his wife, Annalisa; son, Clark; and dog, Boo. He is the creator of the all-ages web comic Zip and Li'l Bit but Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework was Trade's first-ever work in print.