by Federico Bertolucci, Frédéric Brrémaud
Series: Little Tails #5
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Publication Date: January 16, 2018
Genres: Graphic Novel
I received an advance review copy of this book from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My rating:
Little Tails is a series of young readers graphic novels created by Eisner Award–nominated illustrator Federico Bertolucci and writer Frédéric Brrémaud, creators of the world-famous, multi-award winning Love series of silent, wildlife graphic novels.
In each volume of Little Tails, Chipper and Squizzo set out on a fun, educational journey to a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics. In this new volume, they visit a nearby farm and meet a wide variety of new and interesting domestic and wild animals!--Chipper and Squizzo set out on a hunt for some fresh milk for their breakfast, taking the adventurous duo across the fields of a nearby farm, where they meet horses, pigs, goats, bulls, and more!
Chipper the dog and Squizzo the squirrel set out on an adventure to the farm next door to get some milk. They meet each animal on the farm and try to figure out which one will give them milk. The illustrations are a mix of comic strip-style panels with Chipper and Squizzo, with an absolutely gorgeous illustration of the particular farm animal on the rest of the page. I read this with my 2-year-old and 5-year-old, and both loved it. I had each pick a favorite page, and my daughter chose the sleeping cat and my son chose the goats in the tree.
Reading the book was a lot of fun and very educational. We paused on each page to talk about the noises the animals made, what they ate, and why they live on a farm, as well as whether Chipper and Squizzo could get milk from them. There’s lots of little fun details on each page that my 5-year-old enjoyed pointing out (“Mommy, the MOUSE is running so FAST!”).
At the end of the book, there’s a mini glossary of some of the farm animals with fun facts.
Overall, this was a sweet, educational book that both my kids and I enjoyed reading. They’ve already requested the hardcover version of this one, as well as the rest of the series!