The Ball (Bean Dog and Nugget)

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The Ball (Bean Dog and Nugget)
Age Range
4+
Release Date
May 14, 2013
ISBN
0307977072
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Using simple text and cartoon-style illustrations, Charise Mericle Harper introduces young readers to a new graphic novel series, Bean Dog and Nugget.These two engaging characters capture young kids' actions, reactions, conversations, imagination, and humor with spot-on accuracy. Kids will want to follow Bean Dog and Nugget and their adventures in each and every book in the series. In The Ball, the first book in this series, Bean Dog and Nugget lose Bean Dog's shiny new ball in a bush. They dream up elaborate and silly ways to get it back while they argue about who is actually going to go and get it. Enter Superdog and Ninja Nugget for a hilarious ending that kids will love and relate to.

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Fun for Younger Readers
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
What I Loved:

This graphic novel is perfectly accessible for younger readers (ages 4-8). Simple illustrations and concise text make this an easy "first book" for many readers to manage on their own. The themes of young children problem solving and learning how to navigate a friendship are well executed.

What Left Me Wanting More:

I wasn't particularly drawn to the illustrations. I don't mind simplistic drawings, but I did wish for more color and perhaps more details here and there.

Final Verdict:

With accessible subject matter, humor, and uncomplicated prose, BEAN DOG AND NUGGET: THE BALL is a perfect book to use in introducing young readers to graphic novels.
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