Kraken Me Up (I Like to Read Comics) (Hardcover)
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Izzie and her unusual pet make a big splash at the county fair in this punny easy reader comic from a beloved children's book illustrator and comics artist.
Izzie can't wait to debut her pet at the county fair. While the other children have brought pigs or chickens, Izzie brought a...Kraken!
Even though everyone thinks Kraken is big and frightening, he is not. He's like Izzie, sweet and shy. Kraken and Izzie use creativity and humor to win over the crowd in this hilariously adorable comic. The variety of panel styles, speech bubbles, and fonts are all perfect for engaging developing readers.
I Like to Read Comics are created for kids just learning to read. Sequential art and simple text--and a powerful relationship between the two--are the perfect conditions for developing readers.
An ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Best Graphic Novels for Children Selection
Named to the Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About the Author
Jeffrey Ebbeler has worked as an art director, book designer, and illustrator. He is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After college he worked for a puppet theater sculpting marionettes and performing. He has since become a full-time freelance illustrator and has illustrated over 40 children's books, including One Is a Feast for Mouse; Cinco de Mouse-O!; Haunted House, Haunted Mouse; and Snow Day for Mouse, all by Judy Cox.
"Hilarity ensues and lessons are learned. . . . The mixture of whimsy, wordplay, and genuine sweetness will appeal to adults and children alike, as will the affirming messages about kindness, individuality, and open-mindedness. Ebbeler’s expressive, dynamic illustrations burst with energy. The prose is approachable for the target audience of early readers, with short sentences and simple vocabulary."—School Library Journal
"the overall goofiness mixed with sincerity will win over many a reluctant reader. A kraken good time."—Kirkus Reviews