Author Archive for Jennifer Wharton

Bunny vs. Monkey

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What happens to a peaceful forest when an aggressive, arrogant, and very confused monkey shows up? Utter chaos and hilarity, that’s what. The story begins with Bunny, who has his hands full with his less-than-bright friends, Pig and Weenie. Little…

Fantasy Sports, Vol 1

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Somehow, I’d gotten the impression that Fantasy Sports would painlessly teach me about sports, specifically basketball. Well, I didn’t learn much about basketball (except that you’re not supposed to put your foot over the line), but I had a lot of…

Oh, Brother!: Brat Attack!

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Amp! brings another webcomic from the popular online site GoComics.com to print in this new collection. As you might guess from the title, Oh, Brother! plays on tried and true cliches of sibling rivalry. Sensible Lily, the older sister, has…

The Wild Piano, volume 2

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Philemon returns in another absurd adventure. In his first story, Cast Away on the Letter A, he finds himself on the crazy islands of the letters that span the map—the “A” of the Atlantic Ocean, to be precise. Now he’s worried…

True Stories of Survival Series

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Capstone usually does a good job with its collection of short, nonfiction graphic stories. Even if they’re not superlative art or literature, they’re readable, contain a good amount of information, and are very popular with readers. So I was quite…

Nickolas Flux History Chronicles

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Capstone continues its nonfiction blend graphic novels with the Nickolas Flux series. I’ve read a lot of these nonfiction blends from various publishers and while they’re generally not award-winning in terms of writing or art, kids love them and they…

FishFishFish

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This is the second installment in Nordling and Bosch’s unique graphic tales, Three Story Books. Three wordless but overlapping stories are told through three parallel panels, running across each spread. The opening spread introduces the story and how to read…

The Betrayal Knows My Name, vols. 1-6

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The Betrayal Knows My Name pairs emotional drama with an escalating battle against evil forces, featuring a number of characters with angst-ridden backgrounds. There are 52 chapters of this serialized manga available in six volumes, the last of which includes only four chapters.…

The Mutts Diaries

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    A selection of Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts comic strips are collected here for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. The collection is divided into strips featuring various characters. The two main sections are the “diaries” of Mooch the…

Apocalypse Bow Wow

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Proimos is known for his snarky, quirky stories, from the wacky Johnny Mutton to picture books like Swim Swim and Todd’s TV. This story is no exception, except that it’s possibly stranger than any of his previous works. Weird things…