Weing, Drew The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, 121 pgs. GRAPHIC NOVEL First Second, 2016. $15.99 Content: PG.
Charles has just moved to a big city where his father is renovating a run-down old apartment building. Charles quickly realizes that there is literally a monster in his closet. He enlists the help of Margo Maloo, a monster fighting girl who children and monsters are afraid of. Together they become a team and Charles begins to see what is really in his city.
This book was fun and has a great spin on the monster in the closet idea. The illustrations are appealing and easy to read and the story line is entertaining. I put the content at PG for a couple of reasons: First, Charles’s dad finds some playing cards with some ladies on them (which it’s not overly graphic, but graphic enough) and second, the monsters are creepy. That said this is a fun graphic novel and I hope to see more adventures with Margo and Charles.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.