"Mike White hits a heartwarming hat trick with this cute, funny, and action-packed adventure. Mellybean will bounce off the page and into your heart." —Mo O'Hara, New York Times bestselling author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series and Agent Moose
The Secret Life of Pets meets The Wizard of Oz in this debut graphic novel about a spunky pup who gets trapped in a world filled with magic, adventure, and one giant, grumpy monster.
Melly loves to play games. All her feline friends want to do, though, is take a nap. So when she doesn't leave them alone, the cats trick her into burying a shoe in the backyard. But the small prank turns into a big problem when Melly falls down the hole . . . and is magically transports her to another world!
Melly lands smack-dab in the middle of a scuffle between a group of knights and a huge monster. But Melly soon befriends the grumpy giant, learning he isn't as scary as he seems. He's being hunted by a greedy king. One who has also been stealing from his people and locking them up in the dungeons. So although Melly is desperate to find a way back home to Mama and Papa (her human owners), she makes it her mission to help her new friend and the kingdom. But how could someone so tiny defeat such a powerful king? It may just take a game that only Melly can win.
was born and raised in Toronto. He worked for five years in children's television animation before moving to San Francisco in 2008 to make mobile games and apps. In 2018, after getting nachos for lunch, Mike and his girlfriend, Carol, were walking around an outdoor mall and met a cute little puppy at a pop-up adoption event. After much consideration they adopted the puppy and named her Melody, and her delightful and infectious personality became the inspiration for Mellybean. You can follow all things Mellybean on Twitter @Mellybeanpup and by visiting Mellypup.com.
“Mike White hits a heartwarming hat trick with this cute, funny, and action-packed adventure.
Mellybean will bounce off the page and into your heart. This treasure of a tale is pure furry-friendship gold.” —Mo O’Hara, New York Times bestselling author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series
"All hail Mellybean! A fun, action-packed adventure from start to finish." —James Burks, author of the Bird & Squirrel series
"I loved every page of this fantastically paw-some story! Mellybean may be little but she's got a big heart. With characters you’ll adore, a fun-packed adventure, and loads of laughs on the way, Mellybean proves that anything is possible with a bit of help from your friends.” —Sam Hay, author of the Spy Penguins and the Undead Pets series
"Mellybean is an absolute delight. A fun frolic on every page." —Jim Zub, author of the Samurai Jack comic book series
"Subversive and hilarious. This story is funny enough to get away with being utterly adorable." —Kirkus Reviews
"White’s debut is charming and sweet, with a plot that benefits from its predictability, allowing the reader to focus instead on lovable characters and White’s gifted composition and linework. Readers not yet ready for Jeff Smith’s Bone series are bound to fall for Melly and the gang." —BCCB
"[A] charming comics series starter. The graphic novel may skew slightly younger... but Melly’s infectious enthusiasm, portrayed through straightforward art, makes her a very good dog, indeed." —Publishers Weekly