As I mentioned yesterday, I did a lot of hours at work last week and not as much reading as I had been hoping, but graphic novels featured heavily in what did get read. But before I talk about this week’s BotW I just wanted to mention that I’m reviewing on Novelicious again today – if you want to see what I thought about Mary Balogh’s latest Someone to Love you can click here. With that shameless bit of self-promotion over, lets talk about Lumberjanes Volume Three: A Terrible Plan.
I’ve mentioned Lumberjanes here before in last year’s Christmas books for kids post and it continues to be a great fun, hundred miles an hour journey through summer at a slightly eccentric camp for girls. The adventures are bonkers, the characters are great and the underlying messages are nothing but positive. In this volume we join our intrepid heroines as they try to earn badges and escape from dinosaurs (which totally makes sense in the context of the book) whilst we find out more about what some of the girls’ lives are like at home and their feelings about themselves.
This has some different artists to some of the previous issues and at times I didn’t like the drawings as much as I have previously – but that is more about my dislike of things changing in general (which all ties into my dislike of non-matching sets of books, and changes in cover design) because the art work is still beautiful. I’m not the target market for this, but I still enjoyed reading it a lot and want to get the next volume asap. I also want to give it to all the little girls I know as an example of female friendships and that girls can do whatever they want to do without boys to help them. I’m even debating lending my copies to the nieces – and I’m not a big lender of books!
You should be able to get Lumberjanes from any good comic shop – and please do find a comic shop to support. Amazon are only offering 31p off the RRP on this at time of writing – so why not go and support an independent shop – go to the Comic Shop Locator and put in your post code and it’ll tell you. My local store is incredibly friendly and happy to get anything in for me that isn’t in stock – and you can order online from him too if you really don’t want to leave your house. And either way it’ll give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside for supporting the little guy not the corporate giant!