Nordling, Lee Fish Fish Fish Graphic Universe, 2015. $6.95 GRAPHIC NOVEL
A different format of graphic novel where there are three
stories going on at the same time. In one story we follow a long yellow fish as
it runs from a barracuda. In the second story we follow the barracuda and in
the third story we follow a school of fish. Will the reader root for the hungry
barracuda or the little yellow fish? Will a larger force intervene in their struggle?
I like the food chain lesson going on here, but its kind of a
boring story. I wouldn’t pick this up from my library. I like that the author
is being creative with the graphic novel format, but I think it would be SO
confusing for younger readers. The illustration are bright and simple,
featuring a large degree of facial expression given the subjects. Could be used in a lesson on perspective.
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.