Ready or not, here I come! These wordless graphic novels feature lovable characters and fun fantasy takes on classic children's games such as hide-and-seek. The books instil positive messages and engage readers with crisp, colourful artwork.
The upbeat Belinda and the shy Barbara join a magical round of musical chairs. When their school gym transforms into a rowdy, colourful obstacle course, the players have to navigate hills, sand traps and giant musical notes! Although Belinda and Barbara are very different players, their friendship will keep them in the game. This bright, word-free graphic novel is the second in the Game for Adventure series, which features a diverse cast of characters who play classic games in fun, fantasy settings
A simple game of musical chairs is the setting for a wild adventure in this wordless graphic novel. Belinda and her classmates are off to the gym when she spots shy Barbara and befriends her. Together they join in the game, but when the music starts they’re amazed to see the notes and the circle around the chairs come to life! Nordling and Roberts tap into the pure, childlike imagination that makes stories such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland such classics, and they do it all in a simple comic perfect for the youngest of readers and pre-readers. Little ones will savor every panel, especially as things turn weird, with gigantic musical notes raining down from the sky onto an undulating orange road dotted with chairs that have morphed into thrones. Vibrant purples, teals, and golds brighten this fantasy world, as well as the realistic but still cartoonish, world of Belinda’s school, where she and her classmates represent a variety of skin tones and body shapes. Adults will appreciate the gentle message of good sportsmanship, while children will be caught up in the adventure of this wonderful addition to wordless comics for young readers.
An excellent adventure for reluctant readers, fierce competitors, lovers of wordless tales—and readers who just love an action-packed, rollicking story.
A great comic book for the early elementary crowd. Put this on the shelf beside the Toon books series.
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