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Hank Zipzer Books In Order

Publication Order of Hank Zipzer Books

Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Got a D in Salami (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day of the Iguana (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Zippity Zinger (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Enchilada! (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Life of a Ping-Pong Wizard (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dog's a Scaredy-Cat (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barfing in the Backseat (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me! (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Me (Enter At Your Own Risk) (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Two Tails (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dump Trucks and Dogsleds (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Brand-New Me! (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hank Zipzer (Series 2) Books

The Crazy Classroom Cascade (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crunchy Pickle Disaster (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mutant Moth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lucky Monkey Socks (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soggy School Trip (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killer Chilli (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parent-Teacher Trouble (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Worst Summer Ever (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is the Ping-Pong Wizard (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Halloween Horrors (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Here's Hank Books

Bookmarks are Peple Too! (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short Tale About a Long Dog (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop That Frog! (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's a Zombie in My Bathtub (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Hug an Elephant (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Drink a Meatball Through a Straw (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soggy, Foggy Campout (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Hank Zipzer : The World’s Greatest Underachiever is a children book series written by Henry Wrinkler & Lin Oliver whom until today, still continues its career to write another Hank Zipzer book series entitled Here’s Hank. Started its debut in 2003, Henry Wrinkler & Lin Oliver wrote the first book in the long-running series entitled Niagara Falls or Does It? Which tells the story of Henry ‘Hank’ Daniel Zipzer who was assigned to do an essay about his summer holiday, having problems with learning, Hank uses his wild imagination to write his very own amazing journey of a summer holiday.

Hank Zipzer, or the character itself is an outgoing and cheerful boy with undiagnosed learning challenges ( dyslexia ). The American blue-eyed boy lives the life of an underachiever who has a problem with people around him that treats him, or sees him as an idiot, lazy boy. He learns differently from the other students in his class, as he tackles every problem he faces with real-life solutions. He always tried his best to do well in school and life, but his best intentions is always falling apart. Even when most people treats him poorly, along with his friends Ashley Chen, Frankie Townsend, and his nemesis Nick McKelty, his life is written as a fun and wildly amazing journey in this book.

In Niagara Falls or Does It?, Henry Wrinkler and Lin Oliver started the book with Hank’s problem in his new teacher’s assignment. His new teacher, Mrs. Fanny Adolf assigned the whole class to write a five paragraphs essay about their summer holiday, including Hank. Exactly before Hank comes to the class and Mrs. Adolf announces the essay assignment, in his first day in the 4th grade of the school, Hank was called to the principal office for being late to school. Hank was going to the Niagara Falls last summer with his best friends, Frankie and Ashley. But that’s not the problem, the problem is that Hank has a difficulties in writing. Instead of doing the assignment to write a long essay, together with Frankie and Ashley, Hank builds a scale model of the Niagara Falls. He later brought it to the class and starts to demonstrate the falls and presenting a lot of information regarding to his holiday, before the class is covered with water and paper machier. His project went badly. For his effort and creativity, instead of a praise and acknowledgement, he was put into two weeks of detention by Principal Love who enters the room when Hank’s summer holiday presentation went wrong. The story continues with Hank’s experience where he met Mr. Rocks, his new music teacher in detention and his amazing Magic Show for Papa Pete’s bowling league game.

In the next book, which is entitled I Got a “D” in Salami. It started with Hank trying to learn his spelling homework, but unable to concentrate and completely distracted. As what happens in school, no matter how hard he spent his time and might to learn, he still does poorly. Despite his effort in trying to behave, he stills ends up in the principal’s office frequently to do a “face time” with Principal Love. He always tried his best to do what the peoples around him expected him to do, he always hoped that his effort would worth it, but instead, its worthless. He doesn’t stop doing his best and keeps coaching himself to behave in school. His biggest nightmare comes when he receives a report card and a big brown envelopes was passed to him, every other child in the classroom laughs. He checks what’s inside the envelopes, only to face that “D” is nearly in everything. Including a note that says “sloppy work”, “doesn’t follow directions” and “below average performance”. He was frightened to show the report card to his mother, imagining all the horrible things that could happen to him when his mom reads the report card. Instead, he concocted a plan with his friends to feed the report card to the meat grinder in his mother’s deli. When they notices that the ruined salami is needed for an important taste testing meeting to promote his mom’s business. Hank and his friends the planned to make another salami to replace it, his effort went badly when the dog eats the salami. At this point, the businessman working for Hank’s mom suggested Mom to test Hank for learning disability.

Full of lighthearted humor, the book series is an amazingly good-written book with the fun journey based on the real life-story of Henry Wrinkler itself. It explains what does a children with dyslexia learns and faces their problems. Despite the book is written for child reader, the story and the message given from each book is very good to be learned by teens, or even adults.That children with learning challenges should be treated normally as other childrens in general, they often needs an extra help in learning various subjects and an extra attention. We need to learn that not all children is a master in academic subject, because every children has their own different way to learn things and that children has their own talent that needs to be appreciated and supported instead of being punished and grounded. This is a really good reads for every student with the slightest bit of an attention problem, they will feel much better since the main character of the amazing story is attention challenged

The fun and amazing series was then produced as a TV series by Kindle Entertainment and started filming in October 2013. Lead-directed by Matt Bloomfor the whole series, the show is filmed in St. Catherine’s Catholic High School in Halifax, Yorkshire. Starring Nick James as the underachiever boy Hank Zipzer, Chloe Wong as Ashley Chen and Jayden Jean-Paul Dennis as Frankie Townsend. The first series premiered on 28 January 2014, and concluded on 22 April 2014. On 9 June 2014, CBBC Controller, Cheryl Taylor announced that the show will be renewed for a second series of thirteen episode. Jim Poyser joined as the producer for the series, along with Jon Macqueen as the script editor. Mark Oswin, Lucy Guy and Madeleine Brettingham as the writer joins with several new writer who worked on the second series which is Jon Macqueen, Mark Evans, Adam Goodwin and Jonathan Parkyn.

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