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Zig and Wikki in The Cow (Toon Books Level 3)

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Can cow poop help two friends patch up their friendship?

When alien pals Zig and Wikki lose their spaceship on Earth, their friendship is definitely in trouble. In order to get home, they must travel underground and through a cow, picking up fun facts about ecology (and picking fights) along the way. Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler's funny science-based easy-reader is p...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Toon Books
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Bonnie
If you’ve ever poked a cow pie with a stick, you are ready for Zig and Wikki in The Cow. This Toon book by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, is a perfect way to discover what is in that cow pie and how it is connected to a much larger world. The comic begins with Zig and Wikki in their space craft along with Zig’s lonely pet fly. As they speculate about the fly’s problem, Wikki (a walking, talking computer screen), offers up an information screen that directs the friends to a farm back on ear...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Zig and Wikki are back in an all new adventure! Zig’s pet fly (he brought a fly home from Earth on their last adventure) isn’t feeling really well. So, Zig convinces Wikki to come back to Earth to make the fly feel better in case it is homesick. They crash on Earth and Wikki lets the fly go without Zig’s permission. Zig sets out to find his fly but he and Wikki soon realize that their ship has been eaten by a cow and they need to get it back to get home!



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Tasha
This is the second Zig and Wikki book, featuring two little aliens who find their way to Earth. In this book, the two friends lose their spaceship when they return Zig’s pet fly its native habitat. On the way, the two discover that flies eat poop, that dung beetles use it as well, and that cows have multiple stomachs. It’s all a matter of learning things up close and personal, right down to being swallowed by a cow. This humorous mashup of scientific fact, alien appeal, and comic format makes fo...more
Barbara
Two aliens come to Earth because Zig's pet fly is sick. Once the fly leaves the space craft, Zig tries to find him again while Wikki just wants to head back home. As they wander around the pasture, they end up in the stomachs of a cow who also swallowed their space craft. Wikki's screen is used to show facts and figures of a cow's digestive system, a dung beetle, how flies act as decomposers and what microorganisms do. This simple graphic novel, another Toon book, blends a short narrative with g...more
Carol
I'm quickly falling in love with all of the Toon Books. They are perfect for kids who think they don't like to read, and they are hilarious for those of us who already like to read. This one was similar to the first one with aliens Zig and Wikki trying to look for their spaceship and trying to figure out planet earth. I also love how they incorporate facts into the book. You actually learn something while you’re reading it without realizing it.
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

I love the Toon Books! I've read every one since they first came out but with this newest batch I've cut back to the Level 3s only as my son has outgrown the first two levels. Zig and Wikki are wonderful here and I love this book even more than their first appearance. This book was a little challenging for him to read but he enjoyed it so much that didn't bother him. He mostly reads in a monotone, or worse in a strange fake voice, but he was...more
Mary Ann
As Zig and his computer buddy Wikki zoom toward their home planet after our last encounter with them (Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, TOON, 2010), they realize that something is wrong with Zig’s new pet fly. Zig thinks maybe he’s homesick, but Wikki realizes that the fly might need to live in his natural habitat on Earth. Interspersing science facts with humor, Spiegelman and Loeffler pull in new readers with gross details (cow patties!) and interesting animals (dug beetles!). The pa...more
Melissa Mcavoy
Age Range: 6-8
School age alien Zig, and his testy robot companion, Wikki, return to Earth in a misadventure that involves squabbling, dramatic action and scientific information. The pet fly that Zig captured on Earth for a homework assignment, is ailing and the duo are on a quest to help. When information is needed, Wikki’s screen lights up and facts and photographs are supplied. They explore a farm ecosystem that involves cows, grass, poop, flies and dung beetles. The diminutive size of Zig and...more
Dolly
Oct 18, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novelsv
This is a strange, but entertaining book about tiny aliens exploring Earth. The graphic novel format is fun and our girls were excited to choose one of the characters and read the dialogue aloud together. I got to make some of the noises and read the short blurbs of factual information. The jokes are silly, but I liked the addition of science to the story. We enjoyed reading this book together and I will look for Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework at our local library.

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Jodie
Zig and Wikki travel to earth and learn about cows, dung beetles, and other things that make up an ecosystem.
Anastasia Tuckness
Genre-bending to the max, this book tells the story of tiny aliens who have taken a fly away from the Earth. When he gets sick, they decide to bring it back to its home environment, which is near a cow on a farm. Wikki the alien has a screen that displays information about whatever they are discussing, such as cow digestion. This information and accompanying photograph is highlighted, so kids can learn facts as well as read the story. I actually learned something too--cows have no upper teeth!

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Patrice Sartor
2.5 stars, for I liked this storyline better than Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework. This time, a cow eats Zig and Wikki's spaceship, and they need to figure out how to retrieve it. This is a fine way to introduce children to the glorious world of graphic novels!
Sandy Brehl
A Toon Book, the pair of silly alien friends find themselves trying to save their ship which has been eaten by a cow. Insets with factual info about cows (body parts, digestion process, etc) are simple but interesting and contain diagrams, other non-fiction formats.
Karen Maurer
This book is nicely illustrated and fun. There's a lot of information on the ecosystem of a farm AND on the digestive system of cows as alien, Zig, and his robot friend, Wiki, try to rescue their space ship. I love TOON BOOKS and their easy readers.
Damon
Graphic "novel" about two aliens, Zig and Wikki, and their quest to get Zig's pet fly back home to earth. Interesting way to explain the digestive system of cows and their poop. How many other things get the immediate attention of kids, huh?
katsok
Zig and Wikki are on an adventure to Earth. Along the way they learn about ecosystems, cows, cow poop, flies, and Dung Beetles.
Shelli
Picture book done in graphic novel style about some aliens and ones love of a fly.
Donalyn
In this second Zig and Wikki comic, the alien duo travels to Earth and learns about cows.
Polly
I liked the first Zig and Wikki better; this is rather forced.
Julia Jasztal
I didn't know cows can stick their tongues into their noses!
Edward Sullivan
Zig and Wikki learn about the ecosystem and cow poop.
Ceriana L
The title says "in the Cow" and they really were!
Erin
Two words: cow poop.
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Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, 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."

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