Attack of The Stuff:
The Life and Times of Bill Waddler
In what is described as "an 8 year old's fever dream," New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton introduces us to Bill Waddler. Bill is a duck who dreams of being smothered by farting snakes. He also has a special gift. He is able to hear appliances complain. Imagine what toilets would complain about. Bill doesn't need to imagine. While working as a cash-only hay seller (that doesn't accept credit cards), Bill doesn't know that he, and a very confused orange juice sales clerk, are about to save the world. If you could hear this book complain, it would be saying "where have you been all my life?"
"...inventive, absurdist, fast-paced..." "Benton's dry humor is a winning mix of the surreal and the mundane..." "VERDICT: This bizarre yet sweet tale is recommended for most collections." - School Library Journal
"absurdist interactions are fun..." "...barreling pace..." "Benton's expressive signature art offers an amusing antic sensibility and accessible style that readers in this age group will appreciate." - Publishers Weekly
"Benton's lively and outrageously imaginative graphic novel feels like a sugar rush manifested into comic panels..." "As fizzy and zippy as a Saturday-morning cartoon." "Suffused with ample humor-both general silliness and slapstick-this will resonate with those who like their humor in abundance alongside a hearty dose of weirdness."- Kirkus Reviews
"It is seriously one of the funniest graphic novels I've ever read. It's one of the funnies books I've ever read." "...the humor and wit in this book is MacArthur Fellowship levels of genius." - BookedAllNight.blog
"Attack of the Stuff is one of the best (& oddest) graphic novels this year." "At 116 pages, he manages to craft a story that you've never seen before into a graphic novel that you won't forget." - DaddyMojo.net