Tag Archive for Toon Books

Hearts

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Toon Books, Francoise Mouly’s early-reader graphic novel imprint, brings artsy fare for the toddler set to a new level—impeccable illustration, richly printed colors, quality book construction, and simple stories told primarily through imagery. Hearts is exemplary of this, almost to…

Otto’s Backwards Day

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Otto the orange cat is back, and this time it’s almost his birthday. Otto is so eager to open presents and eat cake and ice cream that his parents have to remind him about the more important aspects of tomorrow’s…

Tippy and the Night Parade

Tippy and the Night Parade

In the last several years, librarians and readers have come to expect high quality from Toon Books, and Tippy and the Night Parade does not disappoint. With this latest addition to their youngest level of comics, Tippy follows accepted beginning…

The Big Wet Balloon

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Matilda can’t wait for her sister Clementine to wake up. Even though Clementine is so young she sleeps in a crib and only talks a little, Matilda has plans for them, big Saturday plans. That’s because everything is better on…

Barry’s Best Buddy

Barrys Best Bud

Barry is a humdrum bird who finds the world a bit blasé. He likes naps, his grey house, and being polite. He does not like being awakened, hats, or ice cream. At least that’s what he tells his friend, Polarhog,…

Maya Makes a Mess

Maya Makes a Mess

Maya Makes a Mess starts with a scenario familiar to almost any child. Maya’s parents berate her for not minding her manners when she eats. Maya doesn’t sit up straight. She eats with her hands. She feeds the dog her…

The Secret of the Stone Frog

One night Alan and Leah wake up to discover their beds have been transported to the deep forest. While Leah, the older sibling, is skeptical that what they are experiencing is real, Alan, the younger sibling, is entranced. They immediately…

The Shark King

This straightforward retelling of a traditional Hawaiian tale is done by a native of Hawaii. This “Level 3” book is intended for advanced beginner readers and should provide a successful experience for these readers. The myth of the shape-shifter deity…

Chick & Chickie Play All Day!

Chick and Chickie are friends and they like to do things together. First they make and decorate masks. They are very creative, and while the masks are colorful, some younger kids might be frightened of them; however, this is only…

Zig & Wikki in The Cow

Zig and Wikki in The Cow

In this sequel to Zig and Wikki in Something Ate my Homework, Zig is concerned about the pet fly he acquired in the last book. It won’t eat or fly. Wikki feels that Zig should pay more attention to him…

Otto’s Orange Day

Otto the cat loves the color orange, whether it’s orange flowers, orange socks, or even a tower made of orange blocks. When his Aunt Sally sends him a magic lamp containing a genie, he knows just what to wish for…

Stinky

Young monster Stinky lives in a cave located deep in the murky swamp just outside of town, eating pickled onions and hanging out with his pet frog Wartbelly. Life seems good for Stinky until one day something terrible happens: A…