Duffy, Chris Fable Comics 123 pgs. First Second, 2015. $19.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
This is a book of 28 fables retold in graphic novel format by
well known graphic novel authors. Some of the fables re-imagined are the Lion
and the Mouse, The Fox and the Grapes, The Dog and his Reflections, and the
Crow and the Pitcher. As each small story is by a different artist, there is
wide variation in the quality of artwork and the ease of reading.
While some of the stories were more obscure than others, overall
this was a very fun read. I liked some more than others, and wished that each
story had including a ‘moral’ at the end, to make it an easier read for the
students. My favorite was the fox and the crow. I would add this to my library
and put it in a display with some more classic fable stories.
- ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie
Elementary School Librarian & Author.