Your kids can join Nort McKrakken and Chip Munson on their crazy, funny adventures in a new youth book series from Wattpad Books.
If your kids are fans of the Captain Underpants series, then they should love author Richard Clark’s book, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent: How Chip became C.H.I.P. and Foiled the Freaky Fuzzy Invasion.
This book, aimed for middle-grade readers, originally was posted on Wattpad, a social story-telling platform for more than 90 million authors and readers. Based on its popularity on Wattpad, the story was selected for print through Wattpad Books.
The adventures of Nort and Chip
This fun, humorous book follows the antics and missions of two boys: 10-year-old Nort and 14-year-old Chip. To help his dad, Nort, a computer genius and inventor, creates C.H.I.P., a microchip that can control someone’s brain and impart special skills and powers to the user. He’s not about to try his creation on himself, so he recruits his best friend, Chip, who is transformed into a secret agent after wearing C.H.I.P. on his tooth.
The two try to save the town after an evil cheese monger threatens to take over kids’ minds.
This book’s themes of friendship, imagination and wackiness should relate to many middle-schoolers, even reluctant readers.
Clark, who lives near Toronto with his wife and twin children, has written several entertaining chapter books for middle-school readers. He has a background in writing and story editing on more than 150 TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC and CTV.
Watch Clark read the first chapter from My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent: How Chip became C.H.I.P. and Foiled the Freaky Fuzzy Invasion: