Creative Kid Thursday! Guest Review of Geeky F@b 5 and Dinosaur Explorers

Today I have a guest reviewer! My sister Josie loves graphic novels and comics and she has two new STEM-themed comics she wanted to review for my blog! Take it away Josie!

Geeky F@b  5 : It’s Not Rocket Science

By Liz Lareau  and Lucy Lareau

64 pages- ages 6+

Illustrated by Ryan Jampole 

Published by Papercutz July 31, 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis: Lucy Monroe’s first day at Earhart Elementary is one for the yearbook: By recess she has launched herself off the rusty monkey bars and ended up face down onto the blacktop. The principal closes the rickety playground, and now the whole school is mad! What’s a new girl to do? Create a band of geeky friends to build a cool new playground together! Easy, right?

Join Lucy, the gang, Hubble the snarky kitty, and their TV reporter buddy, Suzy Pundergast, to find out if they can prove the meanies wrong because when girls stick together, anything is possible!

What Josie Thought: I liked that the girls worked together and didn’t listen to the kids that said they shouldn’t have a playground anymore. I really liked Lucy because she is so silly. I liked how the five girls all had different personalities and all of them had different skills to help build the new playground. It is good to see girls work together and build things. The comic was very easy to read and I wish it was a little longer than the 53 pages it was, the rest of the book was a preview of the next book I will tell you about. The illustrations were nice and helped the story. I think a lot of girls will really like this. I want to read more in this series.

Four out of five bookworms 

Dinosaur Explorers : Prehistoric Pioneers

by REDCODE and Albbie

Illustrated by Air Team 

Series: Dinosaur Explorers (Book 1)

184 pages – ages 8-12

Publisheed by Papercutz  on August 14, 2018 

Publisher’s Synopsis: 

Trapped in the Precambrian Era 570 million years ago by an earthquake, the Dinosaur Explorers find themselves in a fix- by needing a bigger fix for their time machine! Under the guidance of Dr. Da Vinci, his assistant, Diana, and Starz, their helpful tiny robot, Rain, Emily, Sean, and Stone must now face the challenge of finding electricity in an era where humans don’t exist yet!  And to make matters worse, the locals don”t take kindly to the Dinosaur Explorers! Witness all the wonders of our world”s past with these PREHISTORIC PIONEERS!

What Josie Thought:  I REALLY liked this book! Dr. Da Vinci is hysterical. Actually, I really think all the characters are funny. Along with all the funny stuff, there is a lot of real science in the book. There is a mix of comic AND science! In between all the comic panels there are informational pages that tell you about different creatures. 

The story was really good too. I liked reading about the characters in prehistoric times and how they are trying to solve the trouble they are in. The illustrations were really great! They were super colorful and nicely drawn. I especially liked the illustrations with ocean scenes. The story made learning fun. I wish all learning was this fun! 

Five bookworms

Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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3 replies

  1. Thank you, Josie, for your great reviews. Erik must be a kind big brother to share you with us. I recommend some new books I love that are similar to graphic novels. Try the creative team of Robbi and Matthew, a married writing and drawing duo who created “The Real McCoys” series starring Moxie and Milton, precoscious readers and sleuths. Book 1 is the same name as the series, while Book 2, just released this week is “The Real McCoys: Two’s A Crowd.” Check out Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr!

  2. Well done, Josie. Great reviews. I’m glad you enjoy reading and reviewing books as well.

  3. These sound cool, J. Mom never reads graphic novels to me. She’s afraid I will lick the pictures too much and make the whole book soggy. Ugh.

    Love and licks,

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