Cat Kid Comic Club: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #1): From the Creator of Dog Man

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Product Description A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series. Naomi, Melvin, Pedro, and Poppy are just a few of the twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs who share their stories in the Cat Kid Comic Club. Can Li'l Petey, Molly, and Flippy help the students express themselves through comics? The adventures in class and on paper unwind with mishaps and hilarity as the creative baby frogs experience the mistakes and progress that come with practice and persistence. "Squid Kid and Katydid," "Baby Frog Squad," "Monster Cheese Sandwich," "Birds Flowers Trees: A Haiku Photo Comic," and other mini-comics are featured as stories-within-the-story, each done in a different style, utilizing humor and drama, prose and poetry, illustrated in different media including acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, clay, hand-made cardboard sculptures, photographs, pipe cleaners, construction paper collages, and cookies. This heartfelt, humorous, and thoughtful graphic novel by award-winning author and artist Dav Pilkey will have readers of all ages laughing and motivated to unleash their own creativity. From School Library Journal Gr 2-5-Cat Kid and his sidekick Molly are running a comic club for Flippy Frog's many children. The kids bicker, disrupt, argue, complain, and generally behave as delightfully as any batch of after-school club members. Can Cat Kid inspire them to create well-thought-out, tightly plotted stories and classic comic art? Well-spoiler-no. Instead, after Cat Kid shows them how to come up with ideas, gives them permission to fail, and explains that any way they want to work is perfectly OK, whether it's as a team, individually, using photos or drawings, or even in verse, the club kids produce action ninja poop joke sketches, merry mayhem, and cutely morbid comics. These delight the club but cause dad Flippy to flip out and call the doctor. Pilkey never turns his stories into kids-versus-adults conflicts, and in this one, the doctor and the nurse pause to read the comics, laugh their heads off, and reassure Flippy that there's nothing wrong with his children. They remind him that adult creators write about death and poop all the time, and admonish him to be more chill. Bright colors and reasonably convincing kid-made comics add to the considerable appeal of this chapter book. Vocabulary stretch words such as vegetarian, ambitious, and, most important, autobiographical are scattered throughout. VERDICT Sure to be immensely popular, this title also serves as a great introduction to the creative process and to the evolving question of "what is a comic?" Colorful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny. Every elementary school library needs this graphic novel.-Paula Willey, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimoreα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review Praise for Cat Kid Comic Club: *"Irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny and... downright moving, it's a heartfelt celebration of coming into one's own as an artist, with all its frustrations and joys." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review *"Colorful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny. Every elementary school library needs this graphic novel." -- School Library Journal, starred review *"Pilkey deftly applies his trademark sly mix of revelation and in-your-face zaniness in busy, froglet-filled panels that take advantage of the anthology format to showcase comics' versatility. Mind-bending, in the best possible way." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Praise for Cat Kid Comic Club: *"Irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny and... downright moving, it's a heartfelt celebration of coming into one's own as an artist, with all its frustrations and joys." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Pilkey effectively mixes instruction and empowerment into the c

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