Comics Squad Recess!Do you love pizza? Well, what about books or ninjas or cupcakes or a 12-sided die or romance? Well, whether you love everything I mentioned or maybe just one of them, you will definitely find something that tickles your funny bone in Comics Squad Recess!, a fun compilation of all-new original comics by a number of well-known creators and illustrators. Look at all the great people included in this book: Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Dan Santat, Dav Pilkey, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, and Gene Luen Yang. Some of your favorite characters are here, including Lunch Lady and Betty, Babymouse, and more, as well as new characters that readers will absolutely love.

This book is a fun gathering of eight hilarious vignettes that will hook and engage readers of all ages. From the story of a chipmunk and his magic acorns, to the legend of a young man who wants to be a ninja, to a tale of a cupcake who just wants to make friends, there are a variety of topics for a wide variety of comics fans. All of the stories contained within the book are short and sweet, and the writing and illustrating styles are all completely different, so readers will get a broad assortment of humor and drawing styles. The stories are colored similarly in a black, white, and orange style that is modified slightly across the stories, which really brings them together as a group.

Comics Squad Recess! is an amusing and entertaining short collection that readers will definitely enjoy. For fans of any of the authors and illustrators that are featured as well as those who just want something funny to read, a definite must-read for any comics fan!

Comics Squad Recess!
by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Dan Santat, Dav Pilkey, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang
ISBN: 9780385370035
Random House, 2014
Publisher Age Rating: 7-10

  • Traci

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    Traci has been a graphic novel selector and collections coordinator for kids and teens in libraries in Arizona and Oregon since 2005. She served as the chair of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection committee, and served as a member of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens blogging team. She previously coordinated the Oregon Young Adult Network’s Graphic Rave list, OYAN’s yearly list of the best graphic reads for teens. Traci is a member of ALA, YALSA, and GNCRT. And, she achieved her greatest dream ever by serving as a judge for the 2019 Eisner Awards.

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