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Comics and Other Bedtime Reading

Books and Comics I have and have enjoyed and think you also ought to have!
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From Lone Mountain
John Porcellino
Comic

Review coming up

One Dirty Tree
Noah Van Sciver
Comic

Review coming up

32 Stories
Adrian Tomine
Comic

Review coming up

Hug Machine — Scott Campbell

HUG MACHINE
Scott Campbell
Picture Book

My daughter Ina (5) loved this cute book and “aww”‘ed quite a few times watching the Hug Machine do his rounds of hugging everything in sight.

I loved the shaky watercolours and the sweet-weird stuff the boy hugs. Campbell has a brilliant style!

The Fate of Fausto
Oliver Jeffers
Picture Book

Review coming up

Hilda and the Troll - Luke Pearson

Hilda and the Troll
Luke Pearson
Comic

The Hilda series is a cute, weird, fantastic beautiful romp through a strange nordic environment. I can’t get enough of it!

The Summer Book
Tove Jansson
Short Stories

Moomin
Tove Jansson
Comic Strips

Lumberjanes—Beware The Kitten Holy

Lumberjanes — Beware The Kitten Holy
Stevenson · Ellis · Watters · Allen
Comic

Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
Picture Book

Another charming, silly story from Mr. Jeffers. Looks great, funny story, great characters and fun to read!

Mr.Noisy

Mr.Noisy
Roger Hargreaves
Picture Book

A staple in our household for more than 20 years, these misters and misses provide nightly chuckles and guffaws. They are especially fun when you switch out their personal verbs for something more bathroomy.

For Little Miss Farty* (*Tiny)

The trouble was, because she was so farty, nobody knew she lived there.

Nobody had noticed her.

Not even the farmer and his wife.

So, there she farted, All alone. With nobody to fart to.

She was very farty.

Cracks my girls up, every time.

Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak
Picture Book

The book that made the biggest impression on me as a child. A rambunctious kid sent to bed without dinner imagines life without parents telling him what he cannot do.

Nice moral to the story. I especially loved the journey to the land of the wild things and the playing with them. And could totally relate to Max’s realization that parenting is no great fun all the time, either.

Heck, I even named my son Max

Wild

Wild
Emily Hughes
Picture Book

Continuing with Wildness— Emily Hughes debut is a beautifully drawn story of a feral child becoming civilized and then realizing her true nature. I loved the penciled layouts and the wild-eyed main character.

The Death Ray
Daniel Clowes
Comic

review coming up

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