The Luna Sisters and Their Amazing Lunafish (I Like to Read Comics)

by Dan Yaccarino (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Two sisters who live on the moon don’t share anything–until they get a new pet. Join the Luna Sisters on an adventure across the galaxy in this graphic early reader.

The Luna Sisters live on the moon. Lucy lives on the bright side. She loves being creative. Nera lives on the dark side. She is always building new machines. The sisters never share anything, until they get a new pet for their birthday–Moona the fish. The girls set aside their differences to take care of their fish.

But when a strange man comes to the moon, Nera sells Moona to the Aquarius Aquarium without a thought. It is only when Nera arrives at the aquarium does she realize her mistake! But is it too late? Can Lucy help her sister rescue their beloved Moona?

From Nickelodeon character designer and award-winning children’s book writer Dan Yaccarino, this funny and action-packed adventure is perfect for first graders and second graders to read on their own.  

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Kirkus Reviews

Outlandish science fiction fun for the younger set.

Publishers Weekly

Though the eponymous sibling stars of this intergalactic I Like to Read Comics title share a palatial house on the Moon, they have little in common and are frequently at odds. STEM fan Nera, portrayed with light blue skin, a black bob, and a sleek dark ensemble, lives on the Dark Side of the house. Art lover Lucy, shown with green skin, curly yellow hair, and a bohemian wardrobe, lives on its Bright Side. Each generally regards the other as a "pest" when, on their eighth birthday, they're given a shared present: a plump, pink Luna Fish that they name Moona. To bring the sisters together, Yaccarino (City Under the City) employs more than just a shared pet. Moona's fate, as she grows too big for her fishbowl, sends the story spinning into meandering interstellar goofiness, with twists and turns that involve the sibs' entanglement with an unscrupulous aquarium owner, a perilous space voyage featuring wormholes filled with giant worms, and a confrontation with a Sparkly Space Octopus. Throughout, bright paneled illustrations, rendered in the artist's signature style, bring whimsy to this tale of sibling conflict in hyperdrive. Ages 4-8. (June)

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Review quotes

"A groovy flare."—Foreword Reviews
Dan Yaccarino
DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Holiday House
Publication date
July 09, 2024
I Like to Read Comics
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV053000 - Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV008140 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Science Fiction
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
Library of Congress categories
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Cooperativeness in children

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