Monday, January 15, 2018
Striking The Balance (Pico Bogue, #4)
author: Dominique Roques
average rating: 3.25
read at: 2018/01/15
date added: 2018/01/15
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'Striking the Balance (Pico Bogue #4) by Dominique Roques with illustrations by Alexis Dormal is a series of comic strips about a boy named Pico with outrageous red hair and his little sister Anna. I think this is a case of something getting lost in translation.
First off, the illustrations are simply great. There is lots of motion and color and I loved looking at the art.
The gags is where this often falls apart. Since this was originally published in Europe, I assume it was translated into English. Some of the gags work because they are simple and cute. A few, perhaps because of differences in culture, are a bit strange. It's obviously targeted at kids, but some of the humor will probably just go right over their heads. It's fun to see stories about familiar holidays, and the emotional trauma that Anna goes through over finding out if Santa Claus is real or not. I just had a hard time feeling this is something I would recommend.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Europe Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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