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COMICS EASY AS ABC HC

(W) Fran├žoise Mouly (A) Philippe Coudray (CA) Philippe Coudray

Filled with activities, Comics: Easy as ABC is a fun way for young readers to effortlessly and playfully start thinking like writers and artists. This simple guide is also aimed at parents, teachers, and librarians: all will enjoy learning the ABCs of this popular and rapidly growing medium. Children kindergarten-age and up are shown how to use basic shapes to make faces, eyes, noses, and design their own characters. Ivan Brunetti's funny and incisive advice on the language of comics (panels, lettering, balloons, and so much more) naturally leads budding artists and writers into thinking about their characters, settings, and prompts. A section with essential tips on how to read comics with young children rounds out the package.

STINKY SC NEW PTG

(W) Eleanor Davis (A) Eleanor Davis (CA) Eleanor Davis

Stinky is a monster who loves pickles and possums but is terrified of people. When a new kid enters Stinky's swamp, this adorable little monster comes up with all sorts of crazy plans to scare him away. But Stinky quickly learns to conquer his fear, as he realizes that bats, rats, and toads aren't the only friends you can find in the swamp. This hilarious and heart-warming story by ferociously talented newcomer Eleanor Davis proves that even monsters can make new friends...warts and all!

WE DIG WORMS SC

(W) Kevin McCloskey (A) Kevin McCloskey (CA) Kevin McCloskey

What do worms do all day? How do they see? And why are they so cold and squishy? Find out by going on an underground tour through the hidden world of earthworms. Kevin McCloskey's book even shows readers what's happening inside a worm's body: brain, crop, gizzard, and more. The book takes young readers from "ew!" to "wow!" as they learn about the different ways worms work hard to help the earth. Deceptively simple, humble yet charming, this little book reaches surprising depths...just like, well, a worm!