Creative Kid Thursday! Brother – Sister Book Reviews!

Today Josie and I will be reviewing some cool graphic novels that caught our eyes and we rate as 5 out of 5 Bookworm books!


First up – Erik!

VoltronVoltron: From Days Of Long Ago (A Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration)

Edited by Traci N. Todd

Includes: Jeremy Corray, Marc Morrell, Joshua Bernard, Brian Smith, Jacob Chabot

152 pages – ages 10+
Published by Perfect Square on October 28, 2014

Synopsis- From the publisher “Thirty years ago, America was introduced to Voltron: Defender of the Universe. This is a detailed look at the Voltron universe, including the story of how Voltron took the U.S. by storm and continues to be culturally relevant today.”

What I Thought- For those of you who do not know what VOLTRON is, it was a cartoon (a cartoon my parents grew up with and loved) about a team of 5 space defenders that rode around in mechanical lions but then the lions combined to make VOLTRON the awesome evil fighting robot. I actually have a VOLTRON toy. 🙂


This book explains the awesomeness of VOLTRON well and would be pretty interesting for anyone interested in anime. This amazing collection of all things Voltron – TV shows, the beginning, toys, comics, etc. The book is in 2 parts – the first one about Voltron’s behind the scenes creation, and the toys, and the second part about the TV Show history of Voltron (what goes on in the TV Show). I believe that any fan of Voltron really needs to get the book. It is attractively bound and would make a great collectible. There is even a bonus comic at the end of the book!

Now Josie will tell you about some comics she likes.

Hi, it is Josie. I like Hello Kitty a lot. I found Hello Kitty books I wanted to read and review. 

I have 2 books I will tell you about.
hellokitty1Hello Kitty: It’s About Time
By Jacob Chabot, Ian McGinty , Jorge Monlongo,  and Giovanni Castro

Series: Hello Kitty (Book 6)
64 pages – ages 6+
Published by Perfect Square on February 3, 2015

Summary – from the publisher “It’s time for beach parties, dance contests, last-minute birthday gifts and time machines! Plus, journey inside a cuckoo clock and much, much more! Past, present or future, Hello Kitty and her friends are having a blast!”

What I Thought – Hello Kitty is my FAVORITE. Isn’t she cute? I’ve read other books in this series and I like this one just as much. This book has a bunch of stories in it. The stories don’t really have words (there are a few) but the pictures tell the story. I like that Hello Kitty goes to some cool places in the book. I especially like the one with the monster who comes out and yells at Hello Kitty but then they have a party together. I like how Hello Kitty is drawn in the book.

Now my next Hello Kitty book.

This one is very cool.

hellokitty2Hello Kitty: Hello 40

A Celebration in 40 Stories (plus one for good luck)

Foreword by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, creators of Babymouse

144 pages – ages 6+
Published by Perfect Square on October 7, 2014

Summary – from the publisher “In 1974, Hello Kitty stepped on the scene, and she’s had the world wrapped around her little red bow ever since. Here, some of her biggest fans—from comic artists to muralists to toy creators—pay tribute in story and art.”

What I Thought – Isn’t Hello Kitty so  cute on the cover? I didn’t know it was her forty year birthday! This book is so cool. It has stories 40 Hello Kitty stories from all different people! What is really neat is all the people drew Hello Kitty how they would draw her. So they all look kind of different but they are all Hello Kitty. The stories are pretty much with no words (like the regular Hello Kitty stories).  The foreword part is by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm. They make Babymouse. I love Babymouse too. I met Ms. Holm in Lititz at the book festival. She was nice. There are other parts in the book where all the artists say what they like about Hello Kitty. That was nice. My favorite story in the book is Hello Kitty in The Maze of the Minotaur by Gene Luen Yang. It is SO funny. I LOVED seeing all the different artwork. I like art a lot and it was cool to see how all the different Hello Kitty stories are drawn.

Categories: Age 6-9

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24 replies

  1. Voltron! Haven’t heard that in ages! Oh, your review has brought back some memories. 🙂

  2. The dynamic duo strikes again! I love this, Erik and Josie. 😉
    Your book sounds exciting, Erik…I think my grandson will love it when he gets a bit older. And I can’t believe Miss Kitty is 40 years old…thank you, Josie…for your reviews and that information. 🙂

  3. LOVE! Voltron is more than awesome. He’s SPECTACULAR!! Great review. (So very donut worthy!)

    Josie, you rock. Hello Kitty is just so awesome. That cover is adorable. Wow. She looks great for her age.

  4. Excellent Sis and Bro book reviews! I cannot believe Hello Kitty is 40! She doesn’t look a day over 3 – so cute! 🙂

  5. Terrific reviews! I LOVED Hello Kitty as a kid, and I would have totally gravitated toward a collection of Hello Kitty stories at the time. Hard to believe Hello Kitty is 40 years old.

  6. Aunt Cheryl loves Voltron too!!! And Hello Kitty of course 🙂 Want to read all three!

  7. Yes, I agree with everyone else, wonderful job, guys! The Hello Kitty cover is adorable – I would’ve loved that as a young girl. 🙂

  8. Teamwork!! Tag Team!! Excellent! And some fun reads! Thanks!

  9. How lovely that you and Josie are reviewing books together. My granddaughter loves Hello Kitty too. And I really didn’t know she was 40 yrs old either!

  10. I think Hello Kitty is adorable 🙂 She’s one of the most popular choices by little girls when I do face painting 🙂

  11. I remember Voltron! But I was remembering him as a Transformer, but he’s totally not. Huh. Glad he’s having a comeback.
    And Josie, yes Hello Kitty is adorable. My girls LOVE Hello Kitty. In fact, I just spent an hour playing Hello Kitty Legos. 😀

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