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Monday, January 25, 2016

Time for some PRE-PUB funny business with.... Comics Squad #2: Lunch!

Hi guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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Well for those of you looking for an update, here goes.....the Cybils reading is ALMOST over, with only one book remaining (if it will ever ARRIVE...*grr*), but the discussions/debates are still going strong.  Who would have thought it would be this difficult to sift through seven titles for a winner we can agree on?  I mean I know which are my top picks but we'll see what happens....and no, I can't spill the beans.  You'll have to remain in suspense.  ^-^  Moving forward...

Today's featured title is a tasty treat celebrating its BOOK BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!  Yes, a party today, a party tomorrow, we book folks LOVE a good book party now don't we?  ^_^  This particular title is in the minority of the books I read/review seeing as it's chosen format is the comic, but that's just the beginning of the fun behind the cover...although the cover is rather fun in and of itself (see below).  Ladies and gents, before this hot little title starts to cool, allow me to introduce today's book of choice....

Random House Books for Young Readers

Like I said, it's COMICS but we're not talking just a one liner like the newspaper or your daily email might carry.  These are full fledge mini-stories from some of your favorite authors, starring your favorite characters, and what else...LUNCH! That's right.  Each story centers around LUNCH in some fashion or another to fit the theme of this collection.  From food allergies discovered to food in prehistoric times, lunch on a WWII destroyer to lunch ladies you definitely want on your side, there's a little something for everyone. 

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My personal favorite was of course the PEANUTS inclusion...who can resist a good Snoopy tale after all.  The most confusing one for me was the choose-your-own-adventure style read trying to solve a who-done-it.  The twists and turns allow several outcomes including one where you land in the past (*gulp*) but it was a little difficult to navigate across several different pages.  Best suggestion:  choose wisely and your outcome will be just what you intend. 

To conclude, a delicious addition to a well balanced meal perfect for lunch time snacking or a full on meal (i.e. you can read it in dribs and drabs or all at one go).  You'll find familiar 2D faces you've grown to love or grown up loving starring in adventures unlike those you've seen before that will have you hungry for more (oh look...there's a #1 in the series too entitled, Recess!).  Recommended read for Children's Fiction fans of all ages.


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Special thanks to Cassie at Random House Children's Books for the ARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the series, the authors, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to hit store shelves January 26, 2016 via Random House Books for Young Readers, so be on the lookout for it at a bookstore or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!


Tracy Terry said...

Sounds like a quirky little read and somehow that little bit different from the usual 'comic' books I see featured on various sites. I know of one blogger who will be very interested in this.

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