Let’s learn about the most mystifying species to ever walk the Earth!
Plib is like every other Nøørfbløøk kid on Earth, except for one thing.
He loves humans--those horrible, terrifying monsters who dominated the planet ten million years ago.
Only one thing about the humans bothers Plib. What happened to them all? Did they turn the planet into an uninhabitable wasteland? Or did they turn on each other? Or did the humans die out because of something else they did--or didn’t--do?
Find the answer in How Did Humans Go Extinct?
"A clever . . . way to bring awareness to the very real threats to humanity posed by war, climate change, and capitalism. A compelling and unique dystopian sci-fi picture book for early school age readers, this is recommended for all collections."
--School Library Journal
"A tongue-in-cheek invitation to make some choices about how we’d like to croak."
"The curious protagonist loves learning about Humans and is so curious about what happened to them and this leads to a wonderful bedtime conversation. I love the curiosity this book exhibits as well as the reflection it will cause about our impact on Earth."
"Ten billion years after humans disappeared from Earth, young Plib finds them immensely appealing...Readers will undoubtedly see the parallels with their own dinosaur fandom."
Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2021 Children's Sneak Previews
Critical praise for the previous work of Johnny Marciano:
For the Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat series:
"Applaud for Klawde. Two paws up!"—Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series.
"Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."—Max Brallier, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Kids on Earth.
For The Witches of Benevento series:
"Marciano has delivered a delicious blend of otherworldly adventure, sure to be a hit with young readers . . . A magnificent introduction to fantasy for younger chapter readers" —School Library Journal
"Blackall's delicate, lovely artwork is bewitching and Marciano's text is, as the title implies, loaded with molto mischief. I can't wait to read what the Janara have in store for the Benevento kids next." —Lane Smith, author of Return to Augie Hobble
"Not your run-of-the-mill chapter book. What we have here is a fresh, charming tale about an Italian village afflicted with witches and the brave, quarrelsome band of friends who try to make their acquaintance. A frisky, ingenious introduction to an old world and a new series." —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series
"There is a mystery in Benevento—a mystery of witches and spirits and magic. Will you go back in time to this charming town and solve the mystery? And if you do, will you tell me what the solution is? Really! Please tell me! But watch out for the spirits. They are mischievous indeed . . . The Witches is a charming, intelligent tale, illustrated beautifully and evocatively. —Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm