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Comic adventures of Boots

by Kitamura, Satoshi.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB KITAMURA Satoshi
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB KITAMURA Satoshi
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Graphic Novels qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Graphic Novels qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Children's Graphic Novels qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  qj GRAPHIC NOVEL Kitamura
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea KITAMURA
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea KITAMURA
 
 
Summary
Madcap feline antics told ingeniously in comic-strip form Three hilarious stories are told in graphic style in this book destined for multiple readings. The first episode finds the charismatic Boots without a place to nap on his usual wall. A bit of ingenuity and some fish biscuits are all he needs to get some room, though his scheme is certain to backfire. The second chapter has Boots enlisting the duck Madam Quark for swimming and flying lessons, with dubious results. And the piÈce de rÉsistance comes last in probably the most hilarious game of charades ever played by cats. The entire book gleams with wit and sublime absurdity and is sure to be a family favorite.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. It is shaped like a tall picture book, but the content is more like a graphic novel for young readers. Comic-style panels relate three episodes in the life of Boots the cat. In the first, Boots lures a line of cats off of his favorite sleeping wall with a few fish biscuits. Several of the panels show the strategies the cats use to reach the food. When their enormous pyramid of biscuit-seeking cats falls down, funny comments appear in little balloons: «How many lives do we have?» «Nine, I think . . .» «So eight, then.» The other two stories are equally goofy and laugh-out-loud funny, especially the third, which is essentially a group of cats playing one-word charades. The comic-book illustrations, in jaunty watercolors outlined in black, depict the cats in agreeably skewed fashion. With a format that forces children both to read and observe details in the drawings, this is a fun choice for improving reading and visual literacy. Susan Dove Lempke."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kitamura (Angry Arthur) wittily depicts cats as easygoing layabouts in these cinematic comics. In "Operation Fish Biscuit," the marmalade-colored Boots schemes to clear a brick wall of napping felines so he can snag a spot for himself. In play-by-play panels, Boots gets a bag of treats from a cupboard and leaves it on a nearby roof. "This is a necessary sacrifice," he mutters. When his dozing friends catch a whiff ("It must be fish biscuits!"), they form a "cat pyramid" to reach the loot, then teeter and fall with wry commentary ("Timber!" "How many lives do we have?" "Nine, I think..."). In the next story, Boots's visceral responses to a duck ("My claws are sticking out. How peculiar!... I must get it!") are interspersed with the duck's own logic ("Oh no, a cat!... I must run. As fast as I can!"). In the third tale, nine cats play a none-too-skillful game of charades. Leonardo from Me and My Cat? puts in cameos in these episodes, which are punctuated by wordless interludes showing Boots achieving surprising results when he draws and paints. Kitamura expertly storyboards the action and encloses all the written narration in conversational voice bubbles. With their big ears, dazed eyes and nonplussed expressions, his cats are anything but quick thinkers, and their neighborhood "adventures" unfold at a leisurely pace that heightens the absurd humor. Ages 5-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher New York :Farrar, Straus, Giroux,2002
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 0374314551
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