Northfield, Gary Gary’s Garden Scholastic, 2016. $7.99 GRAPHIC NOVEL
In one man’s backyard lives a world full of birds, animals, and
insects all having fun and adventures, unbeknownst to him. Birds are getting
into mischief with his socks, caterpillars are trying to save worms for birds,
and squirrels are trying to get their winter acorn supplies ready. Features
small panels and even smaller text.
Far from bifocal years, I really could have used a magnifying
glass to read this book better. The illustrations themselves show a lot of
personality. The little mini-stories are ok, some better than others. Overall
this was a hum drum read for me. I probably wouldn’t add it to my library, but
it might make a fun gift for a child going through a phase where they are
interested in insects or nature.
EL(K-3) – OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.