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We do like Toon Books here at FPI, and in my role as librarian at a primary school the line of graphic novels for new readers is extremely popular with the children. The whole idea...

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Review: Tippy and the Night Parade

February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tippy and the Night Parade Lilli Carré Toon Books Carré’s comic for brand-new readers begins so brilliantly, with a mother despairing of her daughter’s room and the state it’s in. But this is no normal...

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Hearts By Thereza Rowe Toon Books Toon Books make some magnificent comics for children, designed to be both fantastic pieces of excitement for new and emerging readers, and a great educational aid, helping those of...

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News, Views and Oddities #9

December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

News, Views and Oddities, where we link to various bits and bobs which have grabbed our attention, encompassing comics, books, illustration, design and film. Clicking fingers at the ready. Mike Maihack  returns to give us another Christmas...

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Oh, this is simply great. A comics review of David Nytra’s The Secret Of The Stone Frog from the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Art is by Vera Brosgol, artist of Anya’s Ghost, a...

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Review: Benny And Penny in Lights Out!

October 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

Benny and Penny in Lights Out! By Geoffrey Hayes Toon Books This is the fourth in the series by Geoffrey Hayes, and frankly there’s little to be said in addition to what I’ve already reviewed...

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Review: A Trip To The Bottom Of The World

September 28, 2012 | 1 Comments

A Trip To The Bottom Of The World By Frank Viva Toon Books If Toon Books’ output divides, as I’ve said before, into a gentle, almost cutesy side and a quirky, design and illustration heavy...

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Review: The Secret Of The Stone Frog

September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Secret Of The Stone Frog By David Nytra Toon Books Something a little different here from Toon Books. They’ve made a name for themselves in publishing some absolutely wonderful easy to read comics so...

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Review: Maya Makes A Mess

September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maya Makes A Mess By Rutu Modan Toon Books Toon Books’ output seems to fall into a couple of camps; there’s the cute, sedate stuff (Benny & Penny, Silly Lily, Chick & Chickie, Little Mouse...

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I was doing a quick trawl through the wasteland that is Facebook the other evening and stopped in my tracks on seeing a little part of this: That’s just a little part of Maya Makes...

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