Welcome to the wonderful world of Looniland, filled with loonicorns, cyclopes, dodos, and other fantastical creatures! Life is good in Looniville... if you're a Pretty. Meanwhile, the Uglies do all the work and get teased and ridiculed. Until, one day, a huge storm blows through, bringing with it a mysterious illness that only seems to affect the Pretties. And in the nearby forest, a strange new creature has landed. Her name is Penelope, and no one has seen anything like her before. Where did she come from? Could she be the cause of this nefarious disease?
When monkeys and apes all over the world start gathering and behaving in increasingly alarming ways, Jack and his friends must embark on a whirlwind trip around the world to get to the bottom of it all. Their mission: to locate the missing Ape-God in order to put an end to the chaos-as well as the destructive actions of humankind that led to these problems in the first place. Luckily, Jack has his own personal flying dragon to help him get around! Another exciting and magical adventure is in store, where young and older readers alike will learn about fascinating animals they never even knew existed!
Jack, a little boy with the uncanny ability to turn into any animal he wants, isn't doing so well these days. He's worried about his parents and their money problems, and he's been feeling sick. Then he remembers hearing about a big treasure hidden deep inside the mountain, and he and his friend Gladys embark on an adventure to find the treasure and come to his parents' rescue. But between dragons, nasty little creatures and hunters with evil intentions, that's not going to be easy. To top it all off, Jack has been keeping some secrets that he's going to have to reveal sooner or later, if he doesn't want things to keep getting worse...
Jack is a typical grade school kid... except that he never speaks a word, is followed everywhere he goes by a flying bug, and can turn into any animal he wants, usually to come to the rescue of his family and classmates. Not everybody appreciates his strange behavior, however. When the town's children start disappearing into the forest, though, Jack's special ability is their only hope. Will Jack ever be understood and accepted by those around him? And will the townsfolk come to see the forest as anything besides a danger and a nuisance?
Life lessons dispensed by a rabbit who's no dummy. Boni is a cute, sweet, innocent little rabbit living in a hostile world. His best friend Milo can hardly see and is kind of an idiot, forever hitting on Brigitte, a she-rabbit who openly despises him. His nemesis, Bruno, has only one means of expression: punching people in the face (especially Boni). His grandpa is a sadistic, contemptuous old grump. His babysitter, Ms. Popo, was awarded the prize for worst childcare practitioner in the world, a prize that required zero effort on her part to win. Boni's most admirable quality is his ability to retain his good humor and enthusiasm in a world where some huge disaster befalls him approximately every three panels - much to our amusement.
Nino would rather be outside playing than stuck inside doing homework-especially science homework. Then he discovers that one of the greatest scientists ever started out feeling the same way: Albert Einstein-the guy who invented that famous formula: E=mc2. And, as Ariane explains, there was a lot more to Einstein than just formulas. Thanks to him, we have GPS devices and electric gates, nuclear energy and ... well, yes, also nuclear bombs. Einstein did everything he could to make the world a better place-but after all, he was only human!
When middle school friends Mel, Lisa, and Gwen, along with a pet rat named Razzie, go looking for Gwen's missing older sister, they find themselves in a greenhouse with giant carnivorous plants, a mad scientist with an evil plan, menacing thugs, and... newly developed superpowers that they mysteriously develop just in time to save the day (and their own butts)!