Tag: We're Reading

What We’re Reading – Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

 

Hilo: The Boy who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

Graphic Novel series for middle grade readers (I’m guessing ages 6-12 interest level, 9+ reading level)

 

Robots! Robots that look like kids! A robot that crashes to earth and learns to burp! And then fights intergalactic robot powers with two human kids and a robot sister and a magical cat warrior! Seriously, there is nothing not to like about this series, unless you’re not into fantasy-adventure punctuated with burp jokes. If you’re not into those things, probably this is not the mini-book-review site for you, because my kid and I love mild rudeness, unexpected magic, and drama.  My reluctant-reading rising 2nd grade kiddo does all the sound effects, and is learning to recognize Hilo’s catchphrase (“Outstanding!”), so we call it a team reading effort.  Highly recommend, and don’t think you’ll get away with just having book 1. We absolutely tore through the 6 book series!

Cover of Hilo the boy who crashed to earth by Judd Winick

 

What We’re Reading – Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song

Graphic novel for young readers (4-8) – Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song

A romp for the family, from littlest on up.  Clever squirrels Norma and Belly want pancakes… but in their excitement they got burned!  But there’s still a good smell in the air… I laughed on most pages as Norma and Belly scheme to get donuts from the new food truck in the park.  There are physical gags, machines going wrong, delicious snacks, and more. It follows a heist format with a getaway car, a wise advisor, and lots of challenges.  The squirrels jump on each new problem  with good humor and short-lasting dismay, and we’re left smiling.