Chick & Chickie Play All Day! by Claude Ponti. Toon (Candlewick), 2012
What did you like about the book? This comic book for “brand-new” readers features two chicks, in two story strands of friends playing with one another. The friends are polite but rascally, like many preschoolers we know. With one or two panels per page opening, easy sight words and characters that an early reader can relate to, this is a great way for kids to begin enjoying comic books on their own.
What didn’t you like about the book?
To whom would you recommend this book? Kids learning to read and their grown-ups
Who should buy this book? School or public libraries
Where would you shelve it and why? Comics and/or First Readers
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Toon Books is now assigning levels to its comics: Level 1 for brand-new readers, Level 2 for emerging readers, and Level 3 for advanced beginners. It’s worth it to become familiar with this series as it can complement libraries’ Beginning Readers sections.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Stephanie Tournas, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA.
Date of review: July 20, 2012