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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Red Panda & Moon Bear
Their adventures are fun and inventive, and I appreciate how they get through various situations not only by using their wits and sometimes their fists, but also by being empathetic and talking things through. They show that kindness and understanding can be effective for dealing with others and finding solutions to various dilemmas.
When I asked him what he liked about it, he told me, "There's a mystery." "It's a little bit scary." And "I like Red Panda and Moon Bear (the characters)." So, there's something for everyone!
This book's creator Jarod Roselló is an artist, researcher, and educator who teaches creative writing at the University of South Florida. Although this book is his first for younger readers, he has published the graphic novel The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found as well as a bunch of shorter pieces. He has another graphic novel called Those Bears in the works for publication. He speaks about his work in this interview.
I was not able to locate many reviews of this book, but the ones I found were very positive. Cassie at Teachers Who Read called it "a perfect addition to the graphic novels in my classroom." It currently has a 4.71 (out of 5) star rating at Goodreads.
Red Panda & Moon Bear was published by Top Shelf Productions, and they offer a preview and much more here.
Posted by Stergios Botzakis at 12:00 PM
Labels: 2019 Favorites, adventure, all ages, books my kids like, children, fantasy, humor, Jarod Roselló, middle school, Red Panda & Moon Bear, science fiction, superheroes, younger readers
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Thanks for this review, have been looking for a comic for our four year old who is obsessed with an old copy of Beano he found lying around (totally inappropriate language and role models!!). Glad to hear your 3 year old is liking this one - can you tell me, are the chapters stand-alone or continuous? just wondering about attention span... :)ReplyDelete
Apologies for the late reply - I just saw a huge backlog in comments on the new Blogger page. The chapters are a mix between stand-alone and continuous. I think most can be read on their own, but they also contain references and characters from the early chapters that are rewarding when read continuously. Each chapter is a particular case/adventure though, which makes them able to stand alone. Thanks for your kind words!Delete