This Upcoming Book Series Will Have Your Kiddo Celebrating Their Uniqueness

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Think back to your favorite movies, cartoons and books as a child. Did you have a list of beloved characters that you needed in every toy possible? Maybe it was a zany animal, a cuddly creature or a lifelike friend.

Now, imagine them all coming to life. That’s exactly what Kip, a shy girl living in a boisterous city, finds herself encountering in The Odds.

A graphic novel written and illustrated by bestselling children’s author Matt Stanton, The Odds follows protagonist Kip and her eventful journey of meeting ten fictional characters in the real world. As the first installment of Stanton’s book series for kiddos, readers of all ages will find themselves immersed in the challenges Kip faces from meeting her imaginary group.

One morning, Kip wakes up to find herself face-to-face with characters she’s either seen in TV shows, video games, her nightmares and even her father’s drawings. Known as “The Odds,” the quirky ensemble is made up of a dragon-hunting rabbit, a ninja, a race-car driver, an older man and a scaredy pants dinosaur. Thankfully, she has her dad by her side to help her with being forced to step outside of her timid bubble and down the path to self-discovery.

With Stanton’s colorful illustrations, humorous plot and heartwarming messaging, The Odds is a read the entire family will love—parents, included! Through Kip’s coming-of-age reflections, kids will learn about creating their own identity, developing new friendships, facing their fears and accepting themselves for who they are.

The Odds is hitting bookshelves on Jan. 4, 2022, so be sure to mark your calendars to grab a copy!