Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Getting Graphic

Bone, Vol. 1: Out From Boneville

Graphic novels and cartoon books offer
great picture support for all sorts of
readers, so I always am on the look out
for good ones. Bone is a good one with
the added bonus that other boys my son's
age (9) like it too.

Unfortunately, my boy is not as into this
story as I am. Bone tells the story of 
Fone Bone and his cousins who find
themselves in an alien land meeting
the friendly (possums, bugs,
a human family) unfriendly (rat
creatures) and strange (dragon)

I recommend this one for kids
7-13 who like adventure
stories and are not overly
worried about rat attacks.

The book reminded me of Pogo,
Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder (v. 1)

the mid 20th century comic strip,
so much that at one point I thought
Smith was parodying Kelly.

My son flips through my Pogo
books, which combine 
excellent storytelling with
political satire, but again,
I'm unsure what he's
seeking or what he

I've mentioned
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

the semi-cartoon book
he likes before, the
really popular 
Wimpy Kid.

Like means that
when Mom or Dad 
sits down with him
and we read the book
together, he seems to
enjoy the experience.

My son knows no
half measures, he says
either "Don't like it."
"I looooooove it."

May your kids
loooooove books,

-Spectrum  Mom

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