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ISBN13: 9781449423032
ISBN10: 1449423035
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 Now younger readers can enjoy the wit and outlandish puns in the world of Pearls Before Swine!

Fans of Pearls Before Swine know that, in addition to being hilarious, it can be outrageous and even controversial. Death, marriage, more death—is this comic for kids? By focusing on strips that feature death, but not fatalism; strips that are about friendship but not adult relationships; and strips that avoid some pop culture references and purely adult concerns, this collection shows that, yes, this comic is for kids!

A large segment of the tween and young teen audience loves dark humor (think back to the Lemony Snicket phenomenon and all the copycat books) and the undying vampire genre in books, television, and film. Frankly, it’s open season on death as a topic as far as today’s youth media is concerned. Since the earliest fairy tales first introduced wickedly self-obsessed stepmothers, children’s literature has provided a safe way for young readers to experience less-than-rosy thoughts and feelings. Pearls Before Swine’s memorable characters are in fine company and are on-target. Besides, they’re downright funny—and that’s something all ages can appreciate!

 

           

Synopsis:

 Now younger readers can enjoy the wit and outlandish puns in the world of Pearls Before Swine!

Fans of Pearls Before Swine know that, in addition to being hilarious, it can be outrageous and even controversial. Death, marriage, more death—is this comic for kids? By focusing on strips that feature death, but not fatalism; strips that are about friendship but not adult relationships; and strips that avoid some pop culture references and purely adult concerns, this collection shows that, yes, this comic is for kids!

A large segment of the tween and young teen audience loves dark humor (think back to the Lemony Snicket phenomenon and all the copycat books) and the undying vampire genre in books, television, and film. Frankly, it’s open season on death as a topic as far as today’s youth media is concerned. Since the earliest fairy tales first introduced wickedly self-obsessed stepmothers, children’s literature has provided a safe way for young readers to experience less-than-rosy thoughts and feelings. Pearls Before Swine’s memorable characters are in fine company and are on-target. Besides, they’re downright funny—and that’s something all ages can appreciate!

 

           

About the Author

 Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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Holly Scudero, April 27, 2014 (view all comments by Holly Scudero)
Fans of "Pearls Before Swine" love the comic strip for its dark, often twisted sense of humor. Now Stephan T. Pastis is introducing his colorful cast of critters to a new generation of readers in “Beginning Pearls.” Rat is a mean little critter, while his best friend, Pig, is easy going and willing to put up with a lot of nonsense from his buddy. The rest of the animal gang includes Goat, Zebra, and the Crocs. Together, these guys will make you smile and maybe even giggle out loud occasionally. Each character gets to introduce himself in a spread that lasts a couple of pages, and each introduction is followed by a bunch of strips that highlight that character and give readers a broad sense of their personality and what they contribute to the strip. This is a great "Pearls Before Swine" collection for any new reader, no matter the age, and devoted fans will probably enjoy having this one in their collection no matter what. Pastis's art is colorful and has just the right amount of detail to engage readers, while the jokes in the individual comics are humorous and will keep you turning the page for the next strip. This is a great way to hook some new fans.

This review originally written for Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781449423032
Author:
Pastis, Stephan
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author:
Pastis, Stephan T.
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
amp! Comics for Kids
Publication Date:
20130709
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 x 17.78 mm 405.965 gr
Age Level:
from 7 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by ,  Now younger readers can enjoy the wit and outlandish puns in the world of Pearls Before Swine!

Fans of Pearls Before Swine know that, in addition to being hilarious, it can be outrageous and even controversial. Death, marriage, more death—is this comic for kids? By focusing on strips that feature death, but not fatalism; strips that are about friendship but not adult relationships; and strips that avoid some pop culture references and purely adult concerns, this collection shows that, yes, this comic is for kids!

A large segment of the tween and young teen audience loves dark humor (think back to the Lemony Snicket phenomenon and all the copycat books) and the undying vampire genre in books, television, and film. Frankly, it’s open season on death as a topic as far as today’s youth media is concerned. Since the earliest fairy tales first introduced wickedly self-obsessed stepmothers, children’s literature has provided a safe way for young readers to experience less-than-rosy thoughts and feelings. Pearls Before Swine’s memorable characters are in fine company and are on-target. Besides, they’re downright funny—and that’s something all ages can appreciate!

 

           

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