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The Gecko and Sticky Series

Wendelin Van Draanen and Stephen Gilpin
The Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power by Wendelin Van Draanen; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion by Wendelin Van Draanen; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
The Gecko and Sticky: Sinister Substitute by Wendelin Van Draanen; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

The Gecko and Sticky Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.


Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been handed the scariest package he’s ever seen, and it’s addressed to none other than the dastardly Damien Black! Dave is well award that he should deliver the package, but when he sees the evil-looking potion inside, he knows he can’t. So he comes up with a totally clever ruse to trick the villain and . . . it backfires. Big-time. Soon he’s facing off with six-horned goats, terrifying tarantulas, a java-junkie monkey–and, of course, Damien Black!

Don’t miss the other Gecko & Sticky Adventures:

1. The Villain’s Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinsister Substitute, and
4. The Power Potion. 
Book 3
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

Dave Sanchez’s most despised teacher, a gleeful frog dissector named Ms. Veronica Krockle, is absent. Her students are psyched! But Sticky is suspicious. Especially when the substitute teacher turns out to be Damien Black–dastardly treasure hunter and master of disguise!

If Damien Black is in school, does that mean he’s behind Ms. Krockle’s absence? Could she have been kidnapped? Stashed away in the Black mansion? Oh yeah, that sounds about right. Dave and Sticky realize that if they want to get Damien Black out of their school, they’ll have to rescue the horrid Ms. Veronica Kronckle. 

Don’t miss the other Gecko & Sticky adventures:
1. The Villain’s Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute, and
4. The Power Potion 
Book 2
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

“Don’t move a muscle!” shouts a strangely clad crook in the act of robbing a bank. But of course somebody does. That somebody is Dave Sanchez, and the crook is none other than the dastardly Damien Black, fresh out of prison and back to his villainous ways. But Dave and his gecko sidekick, Sticky, are on the case, and this time they have a trick up their sleeve–literally! It’s an Aztec wristband that give its wearer powers like invisibility and flight. Asombroso, right? But power alone does not a superhero make, and they’ll have to learn how to use it if they want to defeat their nemesis not once–but twice.

Don’t miss all the Gecko & Sticky adventures:
1. The Villain’s Lair
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute
4. The Power Potion
Book 1
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

Dave Sanchez is an average boy with an after-school job and a pet gecko named Sticky. All very normal—until the day Sticky talks!

Sticky tells Dave a wild tale of a former life of crime, searching for Aztec gold with a treasure hunter named Damien Black, and of a magical Aztec wristband with shiny gold power ingots that will give the wearer super powers. Dave doesn’t believe a word—until Sticky shows him the wristband.

But while Sticky managed to escape with the wristband, Damien Black has the power ingots. So the lizard and treasure hunter each have something the other wants . . . very badly. 

Filled with wild adventures, larger-than-life characters, and snappy-funny dialogue, The Gecko and Sticky books are perfect for young superheroes everywhere. 

Don’t miss the other Gecko & Sticky adventures:  
1. The Villain’s Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute, and
4. The Power Potion.
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