A part of the Toon Books collection (a series of "beginning" comic books for youngsters), ZIG AND WIKKI IN SOMETHING ATE MY HOMEWORK is about an alien named Zig, a red creature with a single eye and two octopus-like arms, and his best friend Wikki, a walking & talking computer (older children and adults might enjoy the reference to the computer/cyberspace term "Wiki"). Zig has forgotten to do his homework and needs to bring a pet to school for his class project. Zig intends to stop at his Grandma's but Wikki makes an unexpected landing on a strange planet named Earth. While there, Zig decides he'll look for a pet there. He and Wikki leave the ship with a net, shrink ray, and a candy bar. They try to capture a fly, a dragonfly, a frog, and a raccoon. Which, if any, of these creature will Zig capture for his school project? The overall story is a little bland, but isn't it isn't completely dry. The book is also somewhat educational. For example, while touching something new or observing new phenomenon, Wikki's forehead lights up with a fact. ZIG AND WIKKI aren't as enduring as other characters in the Toon Books (such as Benny and Penny mouse), but, nevertheless, children will enjoy reading it.
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