Comic Books ROCK !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have an important announcement to make:

Comic books are books, too!

I’ve been reviewing a lot of books of all kinds but not COMIC BOOKS!!! I am making the mistake a lot of people make in ignoring comic books! I started reading comic books when I was 4 years old. I had a subscription to “Spider-Man” from Marvel Kids. Comics are really what got me into reading and even though I read a lot of chapter books -I still read comic books! So in this 2-part post I am going to convince you -kids and parents– you should read comic books! In this first part of the post I am going to tell you about why comic books are good to read. In the second part of the post (I’ll publish it Wednesday April 27th) I will have a SPECIAL INTERVIEW with a comic book creator (RAY FRIESEN)!!!!!!!

Some people like picture stories more than word stories. Some comics can have a lot of words to go with the pictures. It may be easier to get kids to read if there are a lot of pictures. Your kids may be reading comic books -but at least they are READING!!

So -Don’t tell your kid to read a book when they’re reading a comic book because COMICS ARE BOOKS TOO!

Why?

Comic books are actually books in disguise! There are many comics out there that are right for kids (be careful when shopping because some can be violent or not appropriate for kids) but there are a lot of kids comics to choose from.

Here are some tips for you when book shopping!

1. Want your child to read a chapter book but they like comic books? Comic books can be thicker and can have chapters in them.

2. Look to see the rating on the comics to see if they are good for kids.

3. If your child doesn’t like superheroes or Star Wars -don’t worry! You can find comics they like! There are all sorts of comics out there.

4. Some comics books are collections of comic strips. For example you can get books filled with Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Get Fuzzy etc.

5. Some comic books are “Graphic Novels” . Graphic Novels are longer and have more of a story to them.

 6. Some books are actually being published that you may not think of as being comic books, but they are! For example “Smile” (See my review) and “Bone”.

7. You can now get a subscription for digital comic books online instead of getting the books in the mail (but I think it’s really cool to get the books every month in the mail).



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10 replies

  1. Comic books are great. Have you tried any non-fiction graphic books? There are some very good biographies (especially) out there.

    • I read and reviewed “Smile” which is a true story graphic novel and there is a series called “Graphic Library” that I read “Young Riders of the Pony Express” but I haven’t read any others. I do like reading about historical figures. Do you have any graphic novels you would recommend?
      Tpye You later!
      Erik

  2. I like Owly comics.

  3. I like your interveiw. Comic books helped me to like reading. Westerns are another favorite of mine. A big thanks to Mr. Friesen it is very nice of you to share your time. Dad

  4. This is very true, my dad when I was a kid threw out a lot of my old comics Grrrrrr, and he said they were not as great as books.

  5. Love your blog dude! I hope people enjoy my comic books even half as much as I love all the ones shown in this post!

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