Thursday, June 18, 2015

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland
author: Eric Shanower
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.82
book published: 2015
rating: 5
read at: 2015/06/18
date added: 2015/06/18
shelves: graphic-novels
'Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland' is an attempt to update the Winsor McKay classic comic strip. I think Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez have done a fine job with what could have been pretty dated material.

King Morpheus' daughter is bored and demands a new playmate. When they find a young boy with the middle name of Nemo, she's reminded of a previous boy named Nemo. Only this Nemo is a bit resistant to join her. First off, he keeps having accidents and waking up on his way to the kingdom of Slumberland. Then he's a bit reluctant to have a playdate with a girl. Finally, he gets sidetracked by troublemaker Flip Flap and winds up being chased through a strange tower that seems like something out of an M. C. Escher painting. Will the princess find a new friend or will Nemo keep waking up and never meet her?

The first amazing thing about this series is the gorgeous art by Gabriel Rodriguez. The detail is just incredible. Eric Shanower's script is fun, but it might still be a bit dated for today's kids. It's a nice nostalgic romp for those who remember the decent animated film based on Little Nemo or are familiar with the McKay strip. If the cover draws you in, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this find graphic novel.

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