Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Detective Little Boy Blue

Have I mentioned that my eleven year old likes nursery rhymes? 
(Oh, only about a dozen times or so .   .   . )
Since I strongly advocate taking an interest and streeetchiiiing
it, I'm trying to practice what I preach here.
Yes, Nursery Rhyme Comics and Detective Blue may skew
a bit young for my son, but I don't think he's ready for
Jasper Fforde's The Big Over Easy yet.
And he sure glommed on to Detective Blue fast, quickly 
spotting all the other nursery rhymes hidden in this narrative
of the eponymous cerulean rhyme child who has grown into 
trench coated fedora wearing missing person case solving.
This is graphic novel lite with big panels and big letters.
There's enough silly stuff going on here to keep the interest
of older kids, but the narrative is straight forward with no
hidden subtexts. This will be a good match for most kids
age four and up-how far up depends on how much they
like being silly about nursery rhymes.
-Spectrum Mom

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