Today Josie and I will be reviewing some cool graphic novels that caught our eyes and we rate as 5 out of 5 Bookworm books!
First up – Erik!
Voltron: From Days Of Long Ago (A Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration)
Edited by Traci N. Todd
Includes: Jeremy Corray, Marc Morrell, Joshua Bernard, Brian Smith, Jacob Chabot
152 pages – ages 10+
Published by Perfect Square on October 28, 2014
Synopsis- From the publisher “Thirty years ago, America was introduced to Voltron: Defender of the Universe. This is a detailed look at the Voltron universe, including the story of how Voltron took the U.S. by storm and continues to be culturally relevant today.”
What I Thought- For those of you who do not know what VOLTRON is, it was a cartoon (a cartoon my parents grew up with and loved) about a team of 5 space defenders that rode around in mechanical lions but then the lions combined to make VOLTRON the awesome evil fighting robot. I actually have a VOLTRON toy. :)
This book explains the awesomeness of VOLTRON well and would be pretty interesting for anyone interested in anime. This amazing collection of all things Voltron – TV shows, the beginning, toys, comics, etc. The book is in 2 parts – the first one about Voltron’s behind the scenes creation, and the toys, and the second part about the TV Show history of Voltron (what goes on in the TV Show). I believe that any fan of Voltron really needs to get the book. It is attractively bound and would make a great collectible. There is even a bonus comic at the end of the book!
Now Josie will tell you about some comics she likes.
Hi, it is Josie. I like Hello Kitty a lot. I found Hello Kitty books I wanted to read and review.
I have 2 books I will tell you about.
Hello Kitty: It’s About Time
By Jacob Chabot, Ian McGinty , Jorge Monlongo, and Giovanni Castro
Series: Hello Kitty (Book 6)
64 pages – ages 6+
Published by Perfect Square on February 3, 2015
Summary – from the publisher “It’s time for beach parties, dance contests, last-minute birthday gifts and time machines! Plus, journey inside a cuckoo clock and much, much more! Past, present or future, Hello Kitty and her friends are having a blast!”
What I Thought – Hello Kitty is my FAVORITE. Isn’t she cute? I’ve read other books in this series and I like this one just as much. This book has a bunch of stories in it. The stories don’t really have words (there are a few) but the pictures tell the story. I like that Hello Kitty goes to some cool places in the book. I especially like the one with the monster who comes out and yells at Hello Kitty but then they have a party together. I like how Hello Kitty is drawn in the book.
Now my next Hello Kitty book.
This one is very cool.
Hello Kitty: Hello 40
A Celebration in 40 Stories (plus one for good luck)
Foreword by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, creators of Babymouse
144 pages – ages 6+
Published by Perfect Square on October 7, 2014
Summary – from the publisher “In 1974, Hello Kitty stepped on the scene, and she’s had the world wrapped around her little red bow ever since. Here, some of her biggest fans—from comic artists to muralists to toy creators—pay tribute in story and art.”
What I Thought – Isn’t Hello Kitty so cute on the cover? I didn’t know it was her forty year birthday! This book is so cool. It has stories 40 Hello Kitty stories from all different people! What is really neat is all the people drew Hello Kitty how they would draw her. So they all look kind of different but they are all Hello Kitty. The stories are pretty much with no words (like the regular Hello Kitty stories). The foreword part is by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm. They make Babymouse. I love Babymouse too. I met Ms. Holm in Lititz at the book festival. She was nice. There are other parts in the book where all the artists say what they like about Hello Kitty. That was nice. My favorite story in the book is Hello Kitty in The Maze of the Minotaur by Gene Luen Yang. It is SO funny. I LOVED seeing all the different artwork. I like art a lot and it was cool to see how all the different Hello Kitty stories are drawn.