Funbrain’s “Galactic Hot Dogs” Online Adventure Comes to Life in New Print Book

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“Galactic Hot Dogs #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway” Now Available Anywhere Books are Sold

Funbrain’s “Galactic Hot Dogs” Online Adventure Comes to Life in New Print Book

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ was first made popular by Funbrain’s millions of readers. Today we mark the second online novel to make the leap from Funbrain to print...

Today “Galactic Hot Dogs,” the serialized novel that millions of young Funbrain.com readers love, jumps from online to bookstores with Simon & Schuster’s much anticipated publication of “Galactic Hot Dogs #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway.” Launched in 2013 by the site that debuted the bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series online, “Galactic Hot Dogs” has already taken more than six million readers on out-of-this-world adventures with Cosmoe the Earth-Boy, Big Humphree, Princess Dagger and the rest of the gang. The print book, now available anywhere books are sold, features new scenes, dialogue and more that are not included in the online series.

“The wildly popular ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ was first made popular by Funbrain’s millions of readers. Today we mark the second online novel to make the leap from Funbrain to print, reaching loyal online fans as well as kids who will be newly introduced to its magical cast of characters,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Funbrain. “‘Galactic Hot Dogs #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway’ is perfect for reluctant readers and any kid who likes a great adventure. The incredible popularity of both ‘Galactic Hot Dogs’ and ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ is a testament to the fact that today’s kids are big readers – both online and in print – as long as we offer them engaging stories.”

Written by Max Brallier and illustrated by Rachel Maguire and Nichole Kelley, the “Galactic Hot Dogs” series’ characters travel the galaxy aboard their spaceship, The Neon Wiener. Driven by Cosmoe’s oath to “fight space-jerks in all their many forms” and his dedication to “slinging hot dogs” the crew of the Neon Wiener visit strange planets, battle alien monsters, dodge space pirates and generally make the galaxy a better place.

Lincoln Peirce, author of the bestselling “Big Nate” book series, said, "Galactic Hot Dogs is an insanely entertaining, eye-popping adventure!"

To celebrate the debut of “Galactic Hot Dogs #1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway,” Funbrain is adding printables and activities for kids, along with guides for parents and teachers to use to introduce the books to young readers. In addition, earlier this year, Funbrain’s sister website, Poptropica, visited by millions of kids each month, launched “Galactic Hot Dogs Island," a zany online adventure based on the popular series.

Kids and parents can stay up to date on “Galactic Hot Dogs” on Cosmoe’s Official Galactic Hot Dogs Blog. Parents can follow along with Galactic Hot Dogs via http://www.twitter.com/galactichotdogs and http://www.facebook.com/GalacticHotDogs.

About Funbrain
Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy. Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books and comics. Funbrain provides a fun and safe gaming environment that bridges learning and entertainment.

Funbrain is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

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