Last but by no means least is this charming debut in the spirit of Dork Diaries. The hilarious illustrations and voice of Abbie Wu will appeal to any middle grader who is frazzled over trying to figure it all out. The advance numbers are fantastic as are the reviews. We couldn’t be prouder of this major talent, who also happens to work at Harper!
“Debut author Vivat writes and illustrates a funny, neurotic, and delightful girl with a heart as big as her worries. The extensively illustrated novel packs a punch with fresh, lively pencil-and-ink drawings and lettering that set each mood perfectly.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Vivat’s funny, quick-moving debut skips along even faster thanks to the endearing doodles that appear throughout, punctuating Abbie’s travails with chibi-esque emotional outbursts featuring flailing limbs, speed lines, and exaggerated typography.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Abbie’s phobias and worries are charmingly depicted in this heavily illustrated hybrid novel….share this title with fans of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series and anyone who will appreciate rooting for a witty underdog.”
— School Library Journal
“Newcomer Vivat’s novel, with its hyperbolic text and superabundant adrenaline-filled cartoon drawings…has plenty of appeal, but it’s the clever plot that gives the story depth.”
— The Horn Book
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (9780062398796) by Booki Vivat. $12.99 hardcover. 9/27/16 on sale.