Good Comics for Kids
December 31, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today's list represents just a handful of the titles published this year. This is some, but surely not all, of the finest. If you need a starting place where you can get a sense of what the year entailed, use this list.
October 17, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today we look at a book about choice. Children’s choices and the choices adults make when faced with their own kids’ curiosity about their bodies and the clothing that goes onto it. I review Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown.
September 23, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long have given us a title that is filled up to the brim with dignity. Dignity for the people who actually put their blood, sweat, and tears into making the places and objects we so desperately need to live.
July 20, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Smart fairytailing that’s tonally on point? More of this, please.
April 15, 2021 by Betsy Bird
No elephants. No piggies. No pigeons. And yet there's something about this abstracted concept book to lure me into reviewing it. I haven't reviewed Mo in 14 years. See why I've come around.
March 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
This book is an utter joy. One of those titles that lives up to, and then proceeds to exceed, the hype. Heck, I’ll say it. One of the best wordless books I’ve ever read. Full stop. Period.
February 3, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Read this book to a child when you yourself need to remember that the world is full of horrible, wonderful, complicated people and that there are millions of their stories out there just waiting to be learned.
January 8, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Here we have animals and hats and mysterious goings on. Read it cover to cover and you’re just swept up in a book that cultivates a singular sense of comic timing and tone policing that never falters or strays. It is, in fact, Klassen's best book to date. Period.
Good Comics for Kids
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by Betsy Bird
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by Grace Enriquez
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