Preview: Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas
I’m on record as being a big fan of Philippe Coudray’s first Benjamin Bear book, so I’m delighted that Toon Books is publishing a second one next month. What I like about this book is that it’s clever without being overbearing; each page contains a puzzle or a verbal pun that is simple enough for a child to grasp but will probably make many readers smile with surprise when they get it. Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas will be out on March 26.
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
SLJ Blog Network
2023 Caldecott Jump
Cover Reveal: This Book Is Banned – The Latest from Raj Haldar (With a Helpful Q&A for Spice)
Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table | This Week’s Comics
Love, Family, and Mental Health, a guest post by Rajani LaRocca
The Classroom Bookshelf is Moving