Full disclosure: Andrews McMeel is a client of Brent’s but thoughts and opinions expressed herein are his own. Blooom is Brent’s current employer. How these two come together is what’s “referred” to as a win-win!
Both Dad and daughter “D” are checking out four of Andrews McMeel Publishing’s titles, including three of the AMP! Comics for Kids new releases, Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends, Unicorn Crossing: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure and The Adventures of Kung Fu Robot: How to Make Peanut Butter, Jelly and Kung Fu Sandwich (we’re particularly excited because this is a KC-special, created by local authors).
Reads for the Kids and the Kids at Heart
Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate series is has been perennial popular choice in the Bowen household. Reluctant reader “G” owns a stack of at least six volumens that still sit prominently on his shelves.
Even after 25 years, Lincoln Pierce and Big Nare are going strong. In Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends?, the feisty 11-year-old manages to lose a soccer match to a winless team, secure a movie date with … Gina, and lament the move of his dream girl. (GoComics features a funny Q&A with Lincoln about the nature of the noogie).
The fifth installment of Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn Crossing: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure, will release on March 28. Phoebe and Marigold experience the milestones of growing up and, along the way, the duo discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting—their one of a kind friendship.
The Adventures of Kung Fu Robot: How to Make a Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Kung Fu Sandwich by Jason Bays chronicles the adventures of a nine-foot red robot who loves kung fu, his human sidekick, android ninjas, and a crazy chicken bent on world domination. Based on a best-selling app, the app been updated to allow readers of the book access to augmented images on their mobile device. The book launches Tuesday, March 28.
A Funny Comic for the Adultish …
Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.
In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges. The newest volume Big Mushy Happy Lump drops March 7, 2017.
If you interested in hearing more from Sarah, check out this GoComics Q&A or meet her in person at Planet Comicon in Kansas City.
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