Adventures in Cartooning – book review

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost Adventure Fantasy Funny Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is my new favorite DIY guide to writing comics. A snarky Magic Cartooning Elf encourages a not-so-artistic princess to follow her dreams and make a comic book of her own, along the way offering helpful suggestions and tips about design and storytelling. The … Read more

Big Nate: Silent But Deadly – Read It and Rate It

Big Nate: Silent But Deadly Big Nate #18 by Lincoln Peirce Funny Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) I liked that this book had better jokes than all the other books, but I must say to the adults who don’t like disrespect to other adults that this book is full of rude humor to teachers and other people.

Big Nate: On a Roll – Read It and Rate It

Big Nate: On a Roll Big Nate #3 by Lincoln Peirce Funny Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about Nate trying to win 1st place for his Boy Scouts, but his archenemy, Arthur, is his competition. I like this book because it is fun seeing all the stupid mistakes he makes. It also gives me an idea of what public school is like. His funniest mistake is him … Read more

Grumpy Cat and Pokey: The Grumpus – Read It and Rate It

The Grumpus Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1 by Ben McCool Funny Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ahhh!!! Grumpy cat (and Pokey!) have their 1st graphic novel!!! In their 1st graphic novel, Grumpy cat (and Pokey!) have 9 funny, cute, and, of course…grumpy tales. Pokey is an adventurous black and white cat. Grumpy cat is…GRUMPY. Grumpy always shares her grumpy wisdom and makes things terrible (but in her own good way). … Read more

Big Nate: In a Class By Himself – Read It and Rate It

In a Class by Himself Big Nate #1 by Lincoln Peirce Funny Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Big Nate always draws me in whenever I pick up the book or one of the books. I particularly like this one the best because it tells how everything began and how Nate and Teddy became friends. I also find it funny that all of the bad stuff that happens all … Read more

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway – Read It and Rate It

The Getaway Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12 by Jeff Kinney Adventure Funny Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I have always liked Jeff Kinney’s books – especially “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” This book is probably the best of them all. I could never imagine that a vacation like that could go so horribly wrong. I liked this book because it’s funny and it’s very entertaining.

Over the Garden Wall – Read It and Rate It

Over the Garden Wall #1 by Jim Campbell Fantasy Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Greg goes back to the woods to find his frog’s relative. He finds his brother, Wirt, upon his adventure, but no frog. It then switches point of view with the Woodsman’s daughter staying at home waiting for her dad to find her. I quite liked the book, it was a humorous read and I had … Read more

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – Read It and Rate It

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Wimpy Kid #4 by Jeff Kinney Funny Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked the book because the book is funny and realistic fiction and I love realistic fiction because it could happen in real life. The part I liked the most is when Greg’s dad brings home the dog and their mom is really mad.

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom – book review

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee Funny LGBTQ Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Nolan Grant’s family loves him like crazy, but his slightly older sister takes her sisterly responsibilities a little too seriously and intensely sometimes. She wants to make sure Nolan is adequately prepared for life – particularly life after she goes away to college and can’t be there for him constantly. Her goals (for … Read more

To Night Owl from Dogfish – book review

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer Funny LGBT Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great) Bett Devlin and Avery Bloom first “meet” when Bett discovers that their dads are secretly dating, secretly sending them to a fancy schmancy summer camp, and secretly planning to explore China by motorcycle.  The girls are outraged.  They like things fine just the way they are.  As they continue to exchange messages, however, … Read more