I had fun with my post from a few weeks ago about what my seven year old was reading, so I thought it might be good to make it a semi-regular sort of thing. I might call it “What’s your kid reading Wednesday” , because I do like the alliteration, even if it’s a bit of a stretch. A is really into graphic novels right now – she gets through them in a single sitting but then reads them over and over again. Here are her 3 latest reads:
Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best? by Stephen Shaskan
Best friends are the BEST! But WHO is the BEST? Is it Pizza or Taco? The question is debatable! They both love water slides. They both are friends with Hot Dog and Hamburger. In fact, maybe they should have a debate and get their friends to VOTE for who’s the best! Can their friendship survive the race for top spot on the popularity food chain? Cast your VOTE!
This is 100% as silly and as fun as it sounds, and is the first in a series. Book 2 is out already and we are hoping to get our hands on it soon!
Dog Man #3: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey
He was the best of dogs… He was the worst of dogs… It was the age of invention… It was the season of surprise… It was the eve of supa sadness… It was the dawn of hope… Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn’t always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat’s dragged in a tiny bit of trouble—a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!
If you also have a 7 years old you probably need no introduction to Dog Man – these graphic novels are packed full of silly adventures and loads of poo jokes (as far as I can tell from the highlights she is reading out to us!). These are the books she is reading under her covers with her nightlight after bedtime.
Baby-Sitters Little Sister #1: Karen’s Witch by Katy Farina and Ann M Martin
Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn’t supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she’s determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny!Mrs. Porter is getting ready to have a special meeting at her house, and Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are they going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away — once and for all?
This is a graphic novel adaptation of the original series by Ann M Martin that we loved as kids. A was interested in checking out the Baby-Sitters Club books, and while I don’t have any issue with the content I did think some of the themes might be a bit grown-up/boring for her, so I encouraged her to checkout the little sister books first (I think Karen is about 7 years old as well). She really liked this one although did say she thought it was a bit scary – not because of the witch, but because she thinks it is scary when kids get in trouble from their parents!
If there are kids in your life I’d love to know what they are reading – let me know in the comments!