I'm calling it a pick for the art, but for me the story was just so so.
I thought this graphic novel was great, but my second and fourth grader did not like it. They didn‘t understand it and they thought it was creepy (it is a little creepy). My sophomore niece was over today and I handed it to her to read. She loved it. But the illustrations, while beautiful, are a little juvenile for the story.
I also really enjoyed that the monster is bested USING MATH!
Colombian artist Lorena Alvarez drew on her own experiences as a child attending Catholic school to create this gorgeous #graphicnovel for all ages. There are some scary parts as Sandy grapples with her insecurities made visible, and the happy ending is a bit abrupt, so it‘s probably a good idea for adults to discuss this with younger readers. Exuberant and confounding. I found myself rereading it many times.
Behind this beautiful cover is a fabulous, deliciously creepy story that will surely surprise readers who pick it up. Sandy draws all the time & daydreams, even at school, about the fantastical worlds she wants to create. One day Sandy meets a new girl at school & she soon discovers her drawings are far more powerful than she ever imagined. Gorgeous illustrations, a story about friendship & art & more, & yes, a touch of creepiness. A good read.
March‘s pile of graphic novels...
Enjoying the lights (that it only took us 3 years to put up)and the beautiful Savannah night on our screened-in porch. It‘s the perfect place to read.
Stunning graphic novel with a creepy twist. My patrons love graphic novels, but I think I may have to help this one find the right audience-- the cover and picture-book size make it look appropriate for a younger audience than I think would really enjoy it. #childrensbooks #graphicnovel
Adorable, but way too short. This graphic novel is a joy for the eye! The illustrations are colourful, imaginative and extremely well executed! I fell in love with the illustration style and those little monsters reminded me of Studio Ghibli movies (and who doesn't love that?!) The story is about an introverted little artist, living in her own little imaginated world.
This was so adorable!!
Check out my full review here: http://ericarobynreads.blogspot.com/2017/06/graphic-novel-review-nightlights-by-...
This is a trippy book. BEAUTIFUL art.
It seems like a picture book, but isn't.
Feels more like a graphic novel, but too short.
Has some very relatable kid stuff, then creeps you out. Can't pigeonhole this book! But if you like the look of it, pick it up. It's perfect for people with imagination.
A gorgeously illustrated graphic novel with a solid story but... I'm not sure how to market it. It looks like a picture book by length and cover art but, when read, is clearly a shorter graphic novel for slightly older kids. The spooky parts are pretty spooky. That said, I would gladly read anything else by this author/illustrator.
I missed free comic book day. Part #saturdaylibrarian, part never having set foot in a comic book store. 😳 But I brought this one home today and it was from the library, so free. Does that count?
(Jealous of the Buffy issue I saw floating around! Enjoy to those who got it.)
Book 6 of the Readathon, and a great little pick it was. Gorgeous illustrations that make me want to chew up and swallow the drawings so they can live inside me. Will be buying a copy of this for sure, and Ms Alvarez has a new fan for life! Many thanks to @Liberty for bringing it to my attention!