Pocket Universe Productions is pleased as punch to be working with one of the biggest publishers of books, graphic novels, and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and kids in the world: Scholastic Audio. The publishing powerhouse behind such titles as Harry Potter to Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scholastic celebrated 100 years of quality reading in 2020!
Presented as full-cast narrations with an exceptional casts (including several exceptional kids), Pocket Universe presents the following productions based on Scholastic’s WEIRDO and HOTDOG! children’s graphic novels from Australian-Vietnamese writer and comedian Anh Do, all available through Audible.com or through your local library:
Meet Weir Do… and no, that’s not a typo, that’s his real name. WEIRDO is a delightful series about the trials and travails of elementary school and belonging that parents and kids can enjoy together:
Book 1: Weir is the new kid in school, and with a name like his it’s going to be hard making friends and fitting in… especially when you also have an equally weird family to deal with!
Book 2: Even Weirder! Weir’s back and even weirder! How will he keep cool with a school trip to the zoo coming up and the birthday party of his biggest crush?
Book 3: Extra Weird! Dad’s working on his cool dance moves for the local talent search, while Weir’s trying out for the school soccer team! Will Weir score a goal, or fall flat?
Book 4: Super Weird! Dad’s training to become a firefighter, while Weir’s busy with Pet Day! Will FiDo and Blockhead freeze up or find fame?
Fitting in won’t be easy… but it will be funny! Meet WEIRDO!
He’s HotDog! The coolest wiener dog you’ll ever meet! HOTDOG’s adventures, alongside his best friends Lizzie the Lizard and Kevin the Cat, shows us that the littlest heroes have the biggest heart.
Book 1: HotDog, Lizzie, and Kevin have to help a baby bird find his missing mom! Can they handle cows, penguins, dirty diapers and one really rude karate-chopping rooster on the way?
Book 2: Party Time! It’s Kevin the Cat’s birthday party! YAY! But that karate-chopping rooster and his pal donkey are out to crash the party. BOOOOO! HotDog to the rescue!!!
Book 3: Circus Time! Lizzie’s run off to join the circus! Her sister Emma’s one half of a trapeze act… better her than Lizzie, who’s scared of heights. But when HotDog and Kevin show up to surprise her, they find Lizzie in Emma’s outfit! What gives?
Book 4: Game Time! Kevin is missing his mom, who treats sick animals on far-away Rainbow Island. HotDog, Lizzie, and Kevin don’t have the money to get there… but they will if they win Game Day! The big prize is an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! Do they have what it takes to win?
He’s HotDog, and he never gives up!
Also available: LEGO: A NOT-SO-SCARY MONSTER by Jonathan Fenske
Available as a separate audiobook or as part of the Not-So-Scary picture book, our LEGO mini-figure hero tries his hand at making monsters out of LEGO bricks, he learns that anyone can make a monster, but it’s so much nicer to make a friend. Visit Audible (https://adbl.co/2YgMCg5) or your local library for a story so silly that it’s scary! Well, sorta scary.
The WEIRDO! Series
ELI MENDEZ as Weir Do
With GABRIEL BEURY-MOORE, BRITTANY BURKE, MYRA DIEHL, WILLIAM DUFRIS, CHLOE KOLOSKI, MAIYA KOLOSKI, OWEN LEE, LISA STATHOPLOS, RYAN STRACK, ROBBIE TROWBRIDGE, and CASEY TURNER.
The HOTDOG! Series
AARON LOCKMAN as HotDog
With BRENT ASKARI, GABRIEL BEURY-MOORE, WILLIAM DUFRIS, NOLAN ELLSWORTH, AL GHANEKER, JAMES HERRERA, C.J. LEWIS, CHRISTINE MARSHALL, CASEY TURNER, JENNYWREN WALKER and JONATHAN WOODWARD.
LEGO: A Not-So-Scary Monster
With CASEY TURNER and AIDAN WALTON
PAUL R. GAGNE (for Scholastic)
POCKET UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS
WILLIAM DUFRIS and CASEY TURNER
CASEY TURNER and KARLYN DAIGLE
RORY O' SHEA
MIND'S EYE PRODUCTIONS, PORTLAND, ME and ARU STUDIOS, CHICAGO, IL