Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maine Book #2: Skullboy

Maine Book #1:


I would highly recommend this book for the 5-8 grade level. The story follows the criminally-mischievous Skullboy and his pals (a monkey and a robot) as they attempt to balance world domination with surviving grade school.

Creator Jacob Chabot is from northern Maine, and while he no longer resides here, I've met him before and enjoyed a great conversation about surviving long Maine winters by reading tons of comics. Chabot's art is clean and comical and appeals greatly to the cartoon-addicted middle school population. That said, as an adult I still love his books because the humor is spot-on. To create a humor comic with cross-generational appeal is no easy feat, but Chabot nails it.

I HIGHLY recommend this book for any teacher's classroom library

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