Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes edited by Kazu Kibuishi -Advisable

Edited by Kazu Kibuishi Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, 128pgs. Amulet Books, 2012 (March). $8.40. (Language-G -, Violence-PG; Sexual Content-PG13.)
This is a collection of seven graphic art stories by different author/illustrators that feature a similar mystery -of finding out what is in a box. Outside of that, each story is quite varied in setting and characters but all of them contain some supernatural element like magic, aliens, or spirit’s.
The artwork is full color and topnotch. My favorite story was The Keepers Treasure by Jason Caffoe –which was a treasure seeker on an adventure and a sly but sweet treasure keeper. All of the stories are appropriate for elementary students and the collection element will keep readers interested.
ELEMENTARY – Advisable Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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