Saturday, May 6, 2017

Children's Book Week & Free Comic Book Day: The Colorful Story of Comics by Patricia Lakin

Synopsis: "Now beginning readers can learn all about the history of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more in this installment of the nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read series about the history of fun stuff!

Do you know how comics, graphic novels, and manga came to be? Or that they have their roots in cave drawings? Did you know that Benjamin Franklin is credited as having the first cartoon in an American newspaper? Ever wonder who put the fun in the Funny Pages? Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the funny history of comic strips, graphic novels, manga, and more, and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!

A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning about history has never been so much fun!"

My Review: This is a fun introduction to the world of comics. It is a level 3 reader and chances are if your young reader is at this level, they can also be enjoying comic books. I like how there is a lot of history in this book but it isn't overly stuffed with it. The history is also made fun and included some facts even I didn't know. This is a fun way to include non-fiction books into a young readers library too. At the end of the book there are also fun ideas to get them started making their own comics too.
My Rating: This was such a fun book, I am glad I recently discovered this series of History of Fun Stuff. I think a lot of young readers will enjoy not only this book but the whole series.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.

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