Wednesday, January 25, 2017
What Is It?
author: Nicole Hoang
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/25
date added: 2017/01/25
'What Is It?' by Nicole Hoang with art by Dustin Nguyen started life as a story written by Nicole. As a wedding present, Dustin illustrated it. It's a childhood story she wrote and with the new illustrations, it's a cute storybook to read aloud.
A young girl in the woods is looking for something she saw out there the day before. As she describes it, we start to see it's features. Ears like shells, face like a cow and bad breath. Is this a friend or a foe? If it's dangerous, can the little girl defeat it? If not, why is she looking for it.
The story was written when the author was 10 and it shows in places, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it's charm. Dustin Nguyen is known for drawing Li'l Gotham and Study Hall of Justice and his illustrations here are winning. The little girl is adorable. I wonder if he based the drawings on what his wife looked like at that age? I think this is the first picture book I've read by a graphic novel company. If not, they are pretty rare. I applaud KaBoom! for taking the chance.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Boom! Studios and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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