Summer reading rush at the library plus real-life craziness has gotten me way, way behind… but here’s a start at catching up. I’m hoping all of you are enjoying your summers!
Korgi by Christian Slade This is a sparkling graphic novel, wordless except for the introduction, nicely all ages. Hidden in the forest live the small magical people called the Mollies, with their helpful foxlike Korgis. One day, a little girl named Ivy gets lost, and she and her Korgi must outwit the monsters who are trying to trap them in order to get back home. The pen and ink illustrations are beautiful and expressive. The cover made me wonder about it being too girly of a book, but not to worry – there’s enough adventure here to capture the not-girly reader, too, as well as the occasional touch of humor. This has been added to our personal library and we’re now giving it as kid birthday presents. There are two more books in the series now available.