We are thrilled to introduce our new collection of TOON Books from the Little Lit Library. TOON Books represent a whole new approach to books for emerging readers—a rethinking as radical as the first time Theodor Geisel put a hat on a cat.
TOON Books are the first high-quality comics designed for children ages four and up. Each book in the collection is just right for reading to the youngest child but perhaps more remarkable: this is the first collection ever designed to offer newly-emerging readers comics they can read themselves. Each TOON book has been vetted by educators to ensure that the language and the narratives will nurture young minds. Our books feature original stories and characters created by veteran children’s book authors, renowned cartoonists and new talents, all applying their extraordinary skills to fascinate young children with clearly told tales that will welcome them to the magic of reading.
Z liked the art on this one but I'm not sure he really connected with the story. We'll try it again another day!
Z liked this one but, since he is an only child, I don't think that he really understood why Benny was being mean to Penny. This would be a fantastic choice for warring siblings though -- both the older and the younger. There are lessons about playing together, not being a pest and not using mean words to each other. The text is very simple in this one and the drawings are detailed and interesting on their own.
Z thought this was a hilarious idea! I wonder if he had thought about everything being orange before this. This one is a bit longer and is broken into three small "chapters" but since it's a comic, it's really not too taxing for younger kids. The artwork is amazing in this one and I have a feeling that it's going to be a fight to take it back to the library. I may end up having to buy Z a copy of his own!
I honestly did not ever consider getting Z to read comics but these have great stories just like most picture books and I think they do a great job of keeping his attention with the multiple scenes per page. We aren't going to go to an all comic reading plan but we can definitely put them into the rotation!
Enjoying pictures that are worth at least a few words,
K and Z
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