Chunky Goes to Camp

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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.5 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Yehudi Mercado is a former pizza delivery driver and art director for Disney Interactive. He is currently a writer-artist-animator living in Los Angeles. His books include Sci-Fu, Hero Hotel, Rocket Salvage, and Fun Fun Fun World. He is currently showrunning the Hero Hotel podcast and writing and directing an original animated short for Nickelodeon. You can find him at


Praise for Chunky: "Relatable insights into the life of a child who is eager to fit in but also coming into his sense of self, sometimes with the help of adults and sometimes in spite of them. A compelling coming-of-age memoir." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Hudi's a master at deflecting his shaky self-esteem with zingy one-liners. The digital artwork and sports scenarios play for laughs. Mercado notes in closing remarks, "Being 'Chunky' isn't about being fat. Being Chunky is about feeling like you don't fit in." And that's a theme plenty of middle graders can relate to." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"As good-natured a romp as its highly appealing main character. The art evokes a light tone with simple, effective characteristics. A swift, funny tale." -- Booklist

"This sequel deepens the emotional investment from [of] the previous installment considerably and effectively, honoring a sense of caring and connection but never losing sight of its humor. Visually exaggerated emotions and expressions, not to mention the ever-so-huggable character design, highlight that humor with a flourish." -- Booklist