Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Long live incredibly amusing graphic novel sagas!"

Review of the Day: Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex

February 15th, 2012
Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian
By Michael Rex
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (an imprint of Penguin)
ISBN: 978-0-399-25521-2
Ages 6-10
On shelves now

Michael Rex has made a career of sorts out of spoofing classic children’s books of yore. As such, Goodnight Moon becomesGoodnight GoonRunaway Bunny is Runaway Mummyand Curious George is the stellar Furious George Goes Bananas. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but parody ain’t nothing to sneeze at. Now Mr. Rex switches gears a little. You can go on spoofing picture books until the cows come home but why limit yourself? If you’re going to rework a classic go big or go home. Go for the gold. Take on a classic in the best sense of the term. You don’t need to have read Conan the Barbarian to enjoy Mr. Rex’s new graphic novel series Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian but knowing the books won’t hurt your appreciation either. Basically, if you’ve been waiting around for a series about third graders with swords and deadpan deliveries your prayers have been duly answered.

Read School Library Journal Fuse #8's full freak'n fabulous review here! 

"Long live crazy pulp classics! Long live incredibly amusing graphic novel sagas! Long live Fangbone!"

1 comment:

  1. Great lil' review! It looks like a fun book for my kiddos. I'll pick it up. Thanks.



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