An Adult Bedtime Story Sure to Have You Laughing Before Snoring.
I absolutely adored this witty little graphic novel!
The beginning is a parody of the Night before Christmas. It begins like this:
Our little boy Timmy,
Tucked tight into bed,
Looked nervously toward me
And quietly said,
“Daddy, please tell me,
Will everyone die
When asteroids tumble
And fall from on high?
Once the father starts reading, it is an alphabet book parody. One of my favorites is:
I is for ISIS,
They’ll chop off your head,
Then give you no cookies
And send you to bed!
I have to limit myself to just those two quotes because it is tempting to quote the entire book as there is no filler here—everything is funny!
It is rare in a graphic novel to love both the text and the illustrations equally but that is true of my perceptions of this book. When the father is not reading the book, the illustrations are in a photorealistic manner with accurate shadows and colors. When reading the book, the illustrations are three color (black and white and one more primary color) cartoons. The father’s reactions to each page are shown in a small inset at the bottom of each book page. They are also hilarious!
Overall, this book is just hysterical. I highly recommend it to anyone who could use a laugh (except small children, of course). Trump supporters may also want to keep a sense of humor when getting to the T page (or just skip that one).
I want to thank the publisher, authors and netgalley for an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book will be published October 10, 2017.
Posted in Diane's Favorites, Graphic Novel, Humor, Science Fiction Tagged with: Oct 2017
Beautiful illustrations and a intriguing twist on Little Red Riding Hood makes The Little Red Wolf a witty choice for older children.
The Little Red Wolf is given a dead rabbit by his mother to take to his grandmother’s house. His mother warns him not to go near the evil humans, the hunter and his daughter.
The Little Red Wolf is in a children’s picture book format rather than being a true graphic novel. The illustrations are gorgeous. However, the story is more for older children or even adults. The book is more fun when the reader is already familiar with the original Little Red Riding Hood story. There are many twists to the original tale that are much more innovative than just flipping the wolf and the child’s roles.
I would recommend The Little Red Wolf to parents of children seven years old and up. I would highly recommend it to adults that like Fractured Fairytales from the Rocky & Bullwinkle show and the subsequent books.
Thanks to the publisher, Lion Forge, and netgalley for an advanced review copy of The Little Red Wolf in exchange for an honest review. This book will be published on October 3, 2017.
Posted in Children, Graphic Novel Tagged with: Fairy tale, Oct 2017, parody