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Happily embarking on his studies at Toy Academy, Grumbolt is horrified to discover that he is being trained to be a sidekick to the school's worst bully, a situation that is complicated by a villainous toy's crime spree. By the screenwriter of Minions. - (Baker & Taylor)

When a toy named Tempest Boomcloud, locked in a display case with other discounted toys, breaks out and steals Rex Everything's van, Grumbolt and Rex must work together to stop her evil plans. - (Baker & Taylor)

Since saving the Toy Academy, misfit toy Grumbolt is now in training as an action toy, but he is still not considered a "main hero type," so he is assigned as a sidekick to Rex Everything, the academy bully, which displeases both of them--but when a toy named Tempest Boomcloud, driven to desperation by twenty years in a display case with other discontinued toys, breaks out and steals Rex's van, Grumbolt and Rex will have to work together to understand her motives and vanquish the horde of terrifying teddy bears she plans to unleash. - (Baker & Taylor)

The second hilarious and heartwarming illustrated chapter book from the writer of the blockbuster film Minions!

Grumbolt is majoring in action!

He's finally getting to follow his dreams at Toy Academy, from learning daring maneuvers, to getting paired up with a sidekick!

Grumbolt can't wait to find out who his sidekick is... until it turns out that he's the sidekick. And to school bully Rex Everything, no less. This duo will never work.

But when a toy named Tempest Boomcloud kidnaps a classmate and steals Rex's van, it looks like Grumbolt and Rex will have to work together to stop Tempest's evildoing and figure out why she's terrorizing them. Can they stop fighting long enough to brave dangerous lairs, vanquish terrifying teddy bears, and stop Tempest?

This laugh-out-loud chapter book by Brian Lynch, the writer of Minions and a writer of The Secret Life of Pets, and illustrated by Edwardian Taylor, is stuffed full of action and fun.
- (Scholastic)

The second hilarious and heartwarming illustrated chapter book from the writer of the blockbuster film Minions!
- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

Brian Lynch is a screenwriter whose work includes the movies The Secret Life of Pets, Minions, Puss in Boots, and Hop. He has also written the comic books Monster Motors, Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return, Spike, and Angel: After the Fall. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He firmly believes that the greatest toy is either an Adventure People Daredevil Skydiver or Shipwreck from G.I. Joe.



Edwardian Taylor works as a freelance visual development artist for mobile games, TV, films, and commercials in Dallas, Texas. He is the illustrator of the Toy Academy series, written by Brian Lynch, as well as the illustrator of the picture books Race!, written by Sue Douglass Fliess, and It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Josh Funk. Learn more about him at edwardiantaylor.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @edwardiantaylor.
- (Scholastic)

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