I had a huge collection of Archie, Superman, and even Fantastic Four comics among many others. Somewhere along the way and over the years, graphic novels came into play.
I was under the impression that comic books and graphic novels were the same. I learned this week they really aren’t.
Even though I don’t have children, there are a number of young children in the family. Wanting to share my love of reading with them, I’ve decided to expand my reading preferences and check out books for youngsters.
This brings me to my current book review. “Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1: Prilla’s Talent” by Stefan Pertrucha and is due to be released in April.
Papercutz has published a full-color graphic novel featuring Disney fairies. The first novel in the series is “Prilla’s Talent” highlighting Prilla, Beck, Tinker Bell, Rani, and Vidia. The stories take place in Pixie Hollow, the secret heart of Never Land.
The book contains four short stories. * “Prilla’s Talent” - Prilla, with the help of Tinker Bell, finds what her special fairy talent really is. * “Like the Wind” - Vidia, the fastest of all the fairies, is featured in this story. * “The Sound of Friendship” - Tinker Bell must repair a special bell in time for the annual Bluebell Festival. * “Best of Friends” - The friendship between Rani and Tinker Bell is tested.
The graphic novel is beautifully illustrated with bright, bold colors. The book’s 80 pages have a slick finish and a heavy paper cover.
Each story has a value meaning to them without being preachy. It’s a nice book to read to young children, older children will enjoy the drawings, and even older youngsters will enjoy reading the novel themselves. So the book can span a number of age groups. In addition, the book contains a preview of “Hansel and Gretel” from Classic Illustrated Deluxe #2 “Tales From the Brothers Grimm.”
Reading the book brought back memories of my old comic book collection and watching the “Wonderful World of Disney” on Sunday nights. “Prilla’s Talent” is a good read for youngsters, as well as the youngsters in all of us.
(I learned graphic novels are typically bound in longer and more durable formats than familiar comic magazines, using the same materials and methods as printed books, and are generally sold in bookstores and specialty comic book shops rather than at newsstands. They have also gained increasing acceptance as desirable materials for libraries.)
Prilla’s Talent * Papercutz * @2010 * ISBN: 978-1-59707-186-4 * Paperback * 80 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by AME (Author Marketing Experts) in hopes I would review it. However, receiving this complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Below you will find a sneak peak of “Prilla’s Talent.” Enjoy.
Prilla's Talent -
Now I have a new book giveaway and this one is completely different from any of the books I’ve featured here before. (I will get back to mysteries soon, I promise.)
“I Has a Hotdog, What Your Dog is Really Thinking,” by Professor Happycat. The paperback (ISBN: 9780446566384) has 192 pages and is listed as humor.
Thanks to Anna and the folks at Hachette Book Group I have three copies of this book to giveaway. To enter, send me an e-mail with “Win Hotdog” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and address in the body of the e-mail. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and no post office boxes can be accepted. The deadline for the giveaway is April 5.
Here’s a brief blurb about the book:
I HAS A BWAIN!!1!
An you thawt we dint! Now Professor Happycat tells you what's in it and, from I HAS A HOTDOG.com and beyond, lets over 200 LOLdogs loose on the world, all barking the truth about kibble, toys, and bad kitties. This collection of favorites and never-before-seen photos will have you barking for more! For all you hoomins, a LOLdog is a kay-nine picture with a funny, misspelled caption.
A little background on the author: Professor Happycat is the illustrated cat featured on the popular I Can Has Cheezburger and I Has a Hot Dog websites. Ben Huh is the CEO of Pet Holdings, Inc, which owns and operates IHasAHotdog.com, ICanHasCheezburger.com, and other popular websites. Ben has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, the LA Times, and Wired magazine, among many publications in print and online.
Here’s an example of one of the photos in the book:
By the way, did you remember to re-set your clock? Remember the old saying, “Spring forward, Fall back.” Are you on time or an hour behind? Have a great Sunday.