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$15.99  $14.87
Katherine Tegen Books
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5.5 X 7.9 X 0.7 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


"In "Chunky," the writer-artist-animator and former Disney art director Yehudi Mercado turns to graphic memoir, and writes in a funny and endearing way about being a fat kid in Texas. The story is brought to life with illustrations that are vivid and often poignant." -- New York Times Book Review

"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

"Young read-ers, whether or not they have faced a bru-tal sports match or inse-cu-ri-ties about their appear-ance, will relate to Hudi and Chunky's quest to thrive." -- Jewish Book Council