Insect Ninja

by Aaron Reynolds (Author) Erik Lervold (Illustrator)

Tiger Moth works for truth and justice by working to solve the crime of the missing painting. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Gr 2-5 These books vary greatly in their ability to embrace the tools and conventions of sequential art. "Bug" is the less successful of the two. Slim in scope and in substance, although certainly wryly amusing in a slightly predictable manner, it has little to indicate that it is anything other than a picture book. Having characters speak with word balloons and having multiple images on a single page does not constitute a graphic novel, and this book will do little to establish or encourage the visual skills that proponents of the format espouse. A pleasant if innocuous tale, it seems to be called a "graphic novel" for the purposes of hype only. In the second title, fourth-grader Tiger Moth, self-proclaimed ninja and superhero, has to discover who stole a valuable painting from his elementary school. Multiple puns and the trappings of multiple genres are all tossed at readers so that there is at least a goodly potential of some of them finding a receptive audience. Clever, and with a solid moral about assumptions and good intentions, the book exhibits the basic visual literacies of graphic literature." Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, MA" Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Aaron Reynolds
Aaron Reynolds is not a caveman, but he was very scrawny as a kid and can totally relate to Caveboy Dave. These days he's all grown up and spends his time writing bestselling and critically acclaimed books and graphic novels for kids, including Nerdy Birdy, President Squid, and the Caldecott Honor Medalist Creepy Carrots! He lives in Chicago but regularly tours the country visiting schools and libraries. Visit Aaron at www.aaron-reynolds.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781598890570
Lexile Measure
540L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
September 20, 2006
Series
Graphic Sparks Graphic Novels (Library)
BISAC categories
JUV008000 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General
Library of Congress categories
Insects
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoons and comics
Ninja
Tiger moths

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