Thursday, June 29, 2017

Anne of Green Bagels

Anne of Green Bagels
author: Jon Buller
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.21
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2017/06/29
date added: 2017/06/29
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'Anne of Green Bagels' by Jon Buller and Susan Schade is a great graphic novel for middle schoolers. The subject of abnormal families is the subject keeping the story both funny and a bit sad.

The book alternates between text chapters and wordless dream chapters. In the first, we see Anne chasing after flying bagels. It's a premonition of the name she is going to get at her first day of school because of the healthy bagels her parents send her to school with. Fortunately, she meets a kid named Otto and they strike up a friendship based on playing music and their love of a show called The Blimptons. Anne's dad is a crackpot inventor who is out on the road somewhere testing a new invention called the Pedestrian Mobile Home. Anne and Otto decide to enter the talent contest and along the way, they discover that there may be a connection between Anne's father and the creation of their favorite show. Could this be why Anne's father is away so much?

I liked this book a whole lot, and there is a lot to like about it. From the surreal dream sequences to the not so normal characters, this story offered a lot. These are characters who don't fit in, and they are all fine with that. I loved the illustration style. It's got almost a woodcut feel to parts of it.

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

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