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review 2018-05-18 21:18
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl - Ben Hatke

For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

Awesome continuation of the series. Zita is sure to delight. Same style of fast-paced story and unique premise as in book one for a whole new adventure. I love Zita's character. She is a great hero. I also really love how Zita inspires friendship everywhere she goes. Wonderful artwork and intriguing dialogue. This is a well-rounded graphic novel. 

Great, great book. I cannot wait to continue this series.

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review 2018-05-11 22:23
Zita the Spacegirl - Ben Hatke

For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

A fantastic adventure story packed with action, humor, and friendship. Great story and amazing artwork.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a pretty quick read, but I loved every page of it. Zita accidentally sends her friend to some remote part of space, then puts it upon herself to rescue him. Zita is an amazing hero. She's bold, she's brave, and most of all, she is loyal to her friends. She meets many alien creature on her journey, both friend and foe. And she finds herself in a situation that is much more complicated than she originally thought. Through it all, she has an entertaining and exciting adventure. 

Some may say that she is a great female hero, but I'd say she's a great hero period, female or not. 

It's no wonder people want to help her in the book. She is so charismatic and likable. 

Loved it. Great read. Recommend for those who enjoy Cleopatra in Space and Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself 

Can't wait to read book two.

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photo 2017-08-10 17:39
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review 2016-12-09 20:55
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures - Ben Hatke
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures - Ben Hatke
  1. I liked the book so much that as soon as I finished reading it I went back and read it again, and took more time to examine all the art, which is rewarding in that Hatke includes images from his other books. And since I’ve loved every one of this books….But this one got me to thinking. Julia lives in an adorable Queen Anne with a big front porch, and a fireplace, and built-in bookshelves and a big overstuffed comfy chair. It’s an immediately charming house, the big comfy chair by the fireplace is something that most people would love to have. So why is it no one builds houses like this? And why isn’t anyone selling chairs like this?
  2. Library copy
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review 2016-08-24 03:05
Wooly Worm Race
The Worm Whisperer - Betty Hicks,Ben Hatke

 

 

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected...

- Chapter 14

 

 

Ellis Coffey's 4th-grade teacher has them write each other's obituaries. This is what Geroge writes about Ellis:

 

Ellison "Ellis" Coffey lived his whole happy life in Banner Elk, North Carolina. His family ran a blueberry farm, and that's why Ellis's fingertips looked like ink. He loved animals and insects. He was very funny and had lots of friends. Mr. Turnmire called him our class-clown-but-with-brains. The world was a better place because Ellis lived in it.

 

Ellis's dad has a herniated disk in his back and has to spend most of his time lying flat. His mom works two jobs, along with making blueberry muffins, pies & jam to sell at the farmer's market. Ellis's dad needs an operation, but it costs $1,000 and they cannot afford it. 

 

Ellis finds a wooly worm (caterpillar) and it seems to respond to his words. So, Ellis decides that he is a worm whisperer and plans to enter his worm in the Wooly Worm Race. The prize is $1,000, and if Ellis wins, he will be able to pay the deductible for his dad's surgery.

 

This is a cute story and moves along quickly. Kids will enjoy reading about Ellis's worm training and the exciting conclusion at the race. Along the way, Ellis deals with school, bullies, friendship issues and figuring out who he is.

(Library copy)

 

Recommended to:

Readers in grades 3-5 who enjoy realistic fiction stories.

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