Kidsmomo Podcast #21: “Pretty as a Picture”

March 16th, 2010 by

You guys are really in for a treat with our latest podcast, all about graphic novels and hybrid books! Why? We’ll tell you why…

Cartoonist Mike Dawson

Ha ha! Look what we found through Google Image Search!

Yes, the topic is awesome — ranging from a groundbreaking epic adventure series to adorable wordless tales. And yes, we do have a special guest: real-life cartoonist Mike Dawson, who reveals the inside scoop on something called “the silhouette test.” (What is that? Yeah, we didn’t know either.) And yes, we even have a “top secret” kid-submitted book review.

But the REAL reason why you’ll love this podcast is because Karen had to call out sick! So enjoy your little break from Karen, everyone! [Editor’s Note from Karen: What the wha?! Why I oughtta…]

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  • Our mystery book series, as revealed and reviewed by an actual comic artist (for reals!)
  • Our Graphic Novel picks (Robot Dreams, Owly, and Rapunzel’s Revenge)
  • A nice break from Karen [Editor’s Note from Karen: Whatever…]

And be sure to check out some of Mike’s super amazing comics!

Also, don’t forget: in celebration of Women’s History Month, our new theme is Girl Power books! So send us a review of your favorite super-girl read, tell us about a female you admire, and check out these kick-butt Girl Power books.

— Nancy and Karen and Mike!

Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale

March 2nd, 2010 by

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon HaleReviewed by: Hahaha me, Age 10 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★½

The day Rapunzel climbs over the wall that surrounds her home really starts it all. She meets her mother. And later gets chucked into…a tree–a prison. After she escapes Rapunzel sets off on a grand journey to reclaim her home, meeting some very interesting people on the way, defeating great beasts, and becoming an outlaw.

Featured in "Pretty as a Picture"

This is the first “graphic novel” I have read and finished. On EVERY page there is action…(except for the last one). I like Rapunzel’s Revenge because it is a classic tale twisted all around, displayed in a creative way, and in my opinion making  lot more interesting than the original story.

(But let’s not tell that to the actual creators of the story…)