Thursday, March 22, 2012

Graphic Novel Review: Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre & Rafael Rosado

Name: Giants Beware!
Author: Jorge Aguirre & Rafael Rosado
Pages: 208
Expected publication: April 10, 2012
Publisher: First Second
Summary taken from goodreads: 
Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure! 
Claudette’s fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What’s a future giant slayer to do? 
With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant—without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home?  Giants Beware! offers up a wondrous, self-contained world in the tradition of the very best of Pixar. Claudette and her friends will have you laughing out loud from page one.


My thoughts while reading this:
  • Before Claudette's name was revealed, I thought that she was a boy, what with her short hair and rude, brash behavior. 
  • Gaston is one cool kid; he's basically a chef and wants to also make swords!
  • Marie would make an awesome princess; she's got a brain.
  • For little kids, their vocabulary is amazing. 
  • The character developement was nice even though I really was annoyed by Claudette in the beginning.
  • I like the art in here.
  • I wish they talked more about Claudette and Gaston's mom.

All in all, a cute story that I'm sure many kids will enjoy.

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