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Review:: Cat Kid Comic Club: Influencers

To be completely honest, I’m lucky if I get to spend more than the 2 minutes it takes to open the package when a new Cat Kid Comic Club book arrives, because my daughter adores them and they are immediately whisked away to the abyss of her bedroom to be read over and over (and over) again.

Here’s what she had to say about this latest offering, the fifth book in Dav Pilkey’s series:
Cat Kid Comic Club – Influencers Is an amazing book. It tells the story of baby frog siblings. My favourite this about it is the humorous jokes.

I think there’s a lot to love about this series from a parent’s point of view too. The illustrations are bright and clear and fun, and I feel like they really engage kids in a way that is helping them develop a love of books and reading. 

The premise of the books is also engaging as i think it’s really relatable to a wide variety of kids – the books look at friendship and collaboration and cooperation and problem solving, all centered around the very simple and accessible (and not screen-based!) activity of drawing comics. I love the way this has inspired my daughter to get creative and work on her own comics and story telling, which has also been a fun way for her to practice her handwriting and how to build a story (secret learning for the win).

I think with the holidays coming up Cat Kid Comic Club – Influencers will be a great gift idea for the kids in your life. Big thanks to Scholastic for getting an early copy in our hands!

xo Bron
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Cat Kid Comic Club – Influencers by Dav Pilkey
Out 1 December 2023 from Scholastic Australia.
Source: Review copy kindly provided by the team at Scholastic Australia.
Category: Middlegrade, graphic novel/comic.

Synopsis of Cat Kid Comic Club – Influencers
The Cat Kid Comic Club is in crisis! After learning that one of their comics will be published, the baby frogs are filled with anxiety and doubt. How will they get their creative groove back? Will Naomi or Melvin emerge as a leader? Will Flippy convince them to finally straighten up and fly right? The story is hysterical, thought-provoking, and full of action-packed mini-comics: “Frogzilla vs. Mechafrogzilla,” “I Am Dr. Fredric Wertham,” “Two Birds,” and “RoboChubbs.” Bestselling author-illustrator Dav Pilkey shows the reader that the best way to influence people is to be open, gentle, and kind. The variety of art styles, paired with Pilkey’s trademark storytelling and humour, inspires imagination and innovation for readers of all ages.

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