Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams Description:

Richly endearing and full of surprises i Robot Dreams i follows an ill fated friendship between a dog and robot After a Labor Day jaunt to the beach leaves Robot rusty and immobilized in the sand Dog unsure what to do abandons him As the seasons pass Dog tries to replace his friend making and losing a series of new ones from a melting snowman to epicurean anteaters Meanwhile Robot passes his time daydreaming escaping to better places Through interwoven journeys the two characters long to recover from their day at the beach br br Although its adorable characters and playful charm will win over young readers i Robot Dreams i speaks universally to the fragile nature of friendship loss and redemption

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Bake Sale

Bake Sale Description:

Cupcake s life is pretty good He s got his bakery and his band and his best friend Eggplant His days are full of cooking socializing and playing music But lately Cupcake has been struggling in the kitchen He s sure the solution to all his problems is out there somewhere But maybe that solution is hiding closer to home br br Sara Varon returns with an ageless tale as dreamy and evocative as her break out hit graphic novel i Robot Dreams i At once deeply metaphorical and hilariously literal i Bake Sale i is a story for anyone who s ever looked for an easy answer to life s intractable difficulties It s also a cookbook Varon includes seven delicious recipes from classic cupcakes to sugared flower petals to marzipan

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Chicken and Cat

Chicken and Cat Description:

Friendship has never been sweeter with this charming picture book by emerging artist Sara Varon br br Cat comes to the big city to stay with best friend Chicken The city is exciting and there s so much to do but after a while Cat pines for the country with its trees and bright colors Chicken takes Cat on fun adventures but Cat remains blue How can Chicken make the city a brighter and happier place for Cat to live in When Cat gets the idea to plant a garden in an empty lot the city blooms and so does Chicken and Cat s friendship With perfect doses of charm and simplicity emerging artist Sara Varon captures the intricacies and sweetness of friendship

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories

Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories Description:

Back before i Odd Duck i before i Robot Dreams i Sara Varon created i Sweaterweather i This endearing quirky volume is a captivating look into Varon s creative process It combines short comics stories essays and journal entries and invites the reader into the world of Sara Varon where adorable awkward anthropomorphic animals walk the streets of Brooklyn and a surprising sideways revelation is waiting around every corner br br First Second is proud to introduce i Sweaterweather i to a new generation of readers in this gorgeous jacketed hardcover with a new cover and plenty of new content

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Chicken And Cat Clean Up

Chicken And Cat Clean Up Description:

Sara Varon follows up on her irresistible CHICKEN AND CAT with a new tale about the fabulously sweet and charming duo br br When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business he hires Cat to help him out It s tough going at first No matter how hard Cat tries he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes which causes Chicken to be upset and Cat very sad Finally Cat listens to his inner species calling when he bravely catches a mouse thief The two friends make amends and decide to start a brand new business called Chicken and Cat s Housekeeping and Mousecatching Services This story about friendship and listening to one s heart is perfect for friends new or old

Rating: 3.56 out of 5


Sweaterweather Description:

Sweaterweather is about a turtle a rabbit and other sweet creatures on a snowy journey It contains short comics and lots of other delightful things such as paper dolls postcards and stamps Sweaterweather is being released in June just in time to save those longing for the cold from a long hot Summer

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

New Shoes

New Shoes Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Robo und Hund

Robo und Hund Description:

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Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Odd Duck

Odd Duck Description:

Theodora is a perfectly normal duck She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter but there s nothing so odd about that Chad on the other hand is one strange bird Theodora quite likes him but she can t overlook his odd habits It s a good thing Chad has a normal friend like Theodora to set a good example for him But who exactly is the odd duck here Theodora may not like the answer Sara Varon i Robot Dreams i teams up with Cecil Castellucci i Grandma s Gloves i for a gorgeous funny and heartwarming examination of the perils and pleasures of friendship

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Nursery Rhyme Comics

Nursery Rhyme Comics Description:

div div First Second is very proud to present i Nursery Rhyme Comics i Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries p p From i New Yorker i cartoonist Roz Chast s There Was a Crooked Man to i Bad Kitty i author Nick Bruel s Three Little Kittens to First Second s own Gene Yang s Pat a Cake this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there p p Each rhyme is one to three pages long and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers Chock full of engaging full color artwork and favorite characters Jack and Jill Old Mother Hubbard The Owl and the Pussycat this collection will be treasured by children for years to come div div

Rating: 3.65 out of 5