Nancy Krulik and Sebastien BraunTold from the point of view of an adorable sheep-dog puppy, this humorous series follows Sparky as his magic bone allows him to journey to different parts of the world. Featuring short chapters and adorable illustrations, there is also great non-fiction information in the back of each book that tells readers all about the places Sparky visits.
Sparky kabooms into TWO adventures in this 2-in-1 Magic Bone Super Special!
One bite of his bone lands Sparky in Tanzania, where he meets a pack of African wild dogs. But when a pack member runs away, it’s up to Sparky to lead the search party through the Serengeti. But when Sparky is ready to return home, his bone sends him to India instead! There he finds a new friend and a magic lamp—but can they help him find his way home?
When Sparky chomps on his magic bone, this time it kabooms him to Kangaroo Island, Australia! There he discovers a fox terrier puppy named Mick who’s lost his family. But Sparky has a plan–he’ll help Mick find a new family! They ask everyone they come across: bats, penguins, kangaroos, even bees! But will anyone give Mick a home?
One bite of his magic bone and Sparky is in the Big Apple. With his new friend Barney as a guide, Sparky sees all the famous sights: Times Square, the Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building, and more. When they reach the Broadway theaters, Barney confesses it’s his dream to be a star. But will Barney get his big break? Or will Sparky accidentally steal the show?
Bonjour! Sparky heads to Paris, where his new French bulldog friend helps him find food as delicious as it is hard for Sparky to pronounce. In return, Sparky decides to help him find a human friend of his own. But then the two pups crash into an artist’s paint cans and get colorful paw prints all over his canvasses! How will Sparky get out of this mess?
Yeehaw, Sparky is off to the Texas rodeo to find himself a job! There he eats delicious-smelling BBQ, watches mutton chasing and barrel racing, and even helps a new friend become a rodeo dog. But as Sparky heads home, he still doesnt have a job himself. What’s this dog to do?
With one bite of his magic bone, Sparky lands in the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil among biting bugs and dogs with . . . webbed feet!? The Bush Dogs declare him their new leader when he saves their home from the metal machines that threaten to destroy the jungle. In fact, the machines have flattened so many other trees that Sparky can’t find where he buried his bone! Will Sparky ever be able to find his way home?
When Sparky’s magic bone blasts him to Tokyo, Japan, he discovers a whole new world–one with karaoke, “squishy fishy” and sumo wrestlers! His new friend, an Akita named Nanami, guides him around the city, until Sparky loses her in a crowd. But it turns out Nanami isn’t just any Akita. She’s the queen of the Ninja Dogs–a fierce group who are convinced that Sparky has kidnapped her! To make matters worse, the Ninja Dogs have Sparky’s magic bone, and won’t return it until he leads them to Nanami. It’s up to Sparky to reunite the Ninja Dog family so he can return home to his own!
When Sparky’s owner leaves him with no one to play with, Sparky decides to beat the boredom with a bite of his magic bone. He finds himself in Washington, DC, among statues, a monument that looks like a giant stick, and a big white house with a huge yard (that he isn’t allowed to play in). His new dog friend says he’s happy roaming the city without his family, but Sparky isn’t so sure he feels the same. Tag along as Sparky explores the United States capital–and tries not to get caught!
Hoping to escape the cold in his backyard, Sparky chomps on his magic bone–only to find himself in snowy Zermatt, Switzerland. He befriends Lena, a Saint Bernard rescue dog with a terrible sense of direction. The two, in search of food, quickly get lost. But Lena and Sparky might just be in the right place at the right time for Lena to complete her first ever rescue mission!
Sparky, the cute, loveable sheepdog puppy, is off to Rome! Upon his arrival, he buries his bone and begins to explore the city. He wanders into the Largo di Torre Argentina–the coolest place he’s seen yet. Until he notices…it’s filled with cats! And one of them has his bone! Sparky must chase two conniving cats around Trevi Fountain, through the Borghese Gardens, and into the Colosseum to try to get his bone back. Will he be able to outsmart the cats, or will he have to stay in Rome forever?
It’s time for Sparky to go to school–Obedience School–where he’ll learn to sit, heel, come, and stay. But Sparky would rather be anywhere else but school. So what does he do? You guessed it: chomp on his magic bone! This time he lands in Hawaii, where he runs along the beach, makes new friends, and even learns to hula. Just as he’s ready to go home, though, he finds his new friend in trouble and his magic bone washing out to sea. Read along to see if Sparky will be able to save both his friend and his bone–and make it home again!
Sent to the backyard for breaking a tick-tock-ticking toy, Sparky (an adorable but clumsy sheepdog puppy) immediately begins his favorite activity: diggety-dig-digging. Little does he know, he’s about to dig up the most amazing toy ever–a magic bone! With one bite into that sparkling bone, Sparky is magically transported to London, where he makes new friends, sees the sights, and gets into a bit of trouble. Join Sparky on his adventure to see how he escapes and makes it back home!