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When oddballs Agnes, Roberta and Ruby discover a shared passion for synchronized swimming, the trio become Team Pom. But between snack time, their favorite TV show, and raising pigeons, it can be hard to find time to practice.
This crew of self-proclaimed weirdos are tired of their loser status in the pool. But on their way to gain the respect and free snacks they deserve, they stumble upon a lonely giant squid. Will he be the secret weapon they need for synchronized swimming stardom? Will they be able to outwit the sinister strangers in bowler hats, or will they end up with ink on their faces?
The first in this series and a debut comic book from award-winning Filipino illustrator Isabel Roxas, Squid Happens is a hilarious read that explores friendship, teamwork and what it means to be yourself.
About the Author
Born in Manila, Philippines, Isabel Roxas is an author/illustrator, ceramicist and micro-publisher. She has illustrated several books for young readers, including Goodnight Songs (Sterling Books), Let Me Finish! (Disney-Hyperion) and Day at the Market (Adarna House), winner of the Philippine National Book Award. Isabel's work has been recognized by American Illustration, HOW Magazine and 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
A finalist for the 2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards in the category "Best in Children’s Graphic Literature"
Included in Favorite Kids Books of 2021 list by Books Are Magic
Selected as Book Of The Day by BookTrust
“Good book alert! Drew and her daughters love biting into a good book together, and The Adventures of Team Pom is a hilarious series they revisit again and again!”
—The Drew Barrymore Show
“The ethnically inclusive team and their friendship dynamic is a highlight of this joyfully absurd, pleasingly overstuffed story.”
"Will this unusual bunch find the teamwork, practice, and grace needed to become water-dance superstars? Readers will find out for themselves in this page-turning comic book filled with friendship, suspense and lots of charm."
“A fun read packed with joy, friendship, adventure, and humor.”
“These colors! These characters! Quirky and adorable and creative in so many ways.”