Eric Vale: Epic Fail

From the man behind Don’t Call Me Ishmael and its follow ups, and Just a Dog, Eric Vale will become popular with fans of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and L. Pinchon’s Tom Gates books. Michael Gerard Bauer uses attention grabbing typography and a simple style of illustrations by his son, Joe Bauer, to tap into that market of (mostly) boys aged 8 and up. Some of them might be reluctant readers, some of them not, but all of them will giggle along with Bauer in this one for the not-so-cool kids.
A story of bad luck, friendship and the power of stupid nicknames, Bauer has hit a younger market than his Ishmael series still with relevant morals, and kept it laugh-out-loud funny and easy to read.

Joe Bauer is also filmmaker; see the book trailer he made below!


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