ReadPlus blog - Jo Schenkel
"As an introduction to graphic novels, this series seems to provide a good starting point. The vocabulary is simple, the number of words per page limited and illustrations are closely linked to the text. The concepts of friendship, team work, imagination and ingenuity are positive and the story revolves around daily events and non-threatening subject matter. As stated in a blurb about the 'My 1st Graphic Novel' series, 'Each story uses familiar topics, repeating patterns, and core vocabulary words appropriate for a beginning reader.' This book seems to have it all; author and illustrator information, a glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts, along with instructions on how to read a graphic novel. The story line holds much appeal and the vivid colours and stylised illustrations are bound to inspire young children to try and create their own comic strips.
http://www.readplus.co.uk/blog_detail.php?id=1822" - ReadPlus blog
June 20, 2011