Monday, May 7, 2012

Gabby and Gator

Gabby and Gator
James Burks
Yen Press, 2010
$16.99, Hardcover
April 18th, 2012

Genre: Humor
Age: 6+
Description: Gator, flushed into the sewer as a little snapper, doesn’t have any friends. Gabby is a girl who doesn’t fit in with other kids as she’d rather talk about the benefits of recycling than gossip so everyone calls her a “mute freak.” However, when Gabby and Gator happen to meet they become best friends as each accepts the other for who they are.
Opinion: This is a graphic novel that will appeal to all readers. Gabby and Gator are misunderstood by those around them. When Gator saves Gabby from the mean football jock and promises not to eat her, she invites him home for some food and they become inseparable. Through friendship they help each other overcome their fears—Gabby finally stands up to the mean kids and Gator gets over his fear of water. The book also features a large format and is mostly wordless. Kids and teens will enjoy this book.

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