Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The King of Kazoo by Norm Feuti – OPTIONAL

Feuti, Norm The King of Kazoo 208 pgs. Scholastic, 2016. $12.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears; 1 Heck); Mature Content: G Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
Bing is a princess and a magician with a self-centered and air headed father. He is determined to make a name for himself as the King who.., well he hasn’t figured it out yet. There is a strange tunnel and explosions at nearby Mount Kazoo, so Bing and her father take off, with Torq, in the first car invented, to find out what happened. They discover that the entire kingdom is in danger. It will take magic, bravery and quick thinking to figure out how to stop the impending disaster.  Basic simple comic illustrations.
This was a nice little adventure with a message about family and not being self-centered. At times it felt very slow for no reason (a good reason would be like a halt for character building) which I found irritating. The artwork is just average. Overall I was kind of bored. It can’t hurt to have this in your collection, but I would rather spend library budget on something with a bit more interest or at least stellar artwork for a graphic novel.

EL  –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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