Lee Nordling

Book - 2015

"Tells the story of a boy and girl and games they play, separately and together, through clever wordless comics."--

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Three-story books.
Graphic novels
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe 2015.
Physical Description
31 pages : color illustations ; 27 cm
Main Author
Lee Nordling (-)
Other Authors
Meritxell Bosch (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Alex and Drew are both eager to play in the park. Alex is toting a stuffed rabbit, stuffed Pegasus, and supplies for a tea party, and Drew brings a pet dog. Alex's imagined world is light and breezy—the stuffed toys come to life and enjoy the tea party while smiling clouds look on. Meanwhile, Drew's fantasy world is darker—the dog becomes a dragon, and they both fly around volcanoes and spooky trees. This volume of the Three Story Books series structures the wordless narratives so Alex's story runs horizontally in the top row, Drew's occupies the middle row, and the bottom row shows what's really going on in the park as the two children play together. Readers can follow each story individually or read all three gradually intertwining tales together and imagine their own dialogue and narration. Bosch uses a different color palette for the highly detailed, cartoonish illustrations, while the clouds reveal clever hints along the way. The book ends with a neat twist on gender expectations that could spark meaningful discussions. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Tells the story of a boy and girl and games they play, separately and together, through clever wordless comics."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Alex hosts a tea party and makes new friends. Drew soars through the sky, searching for adventure. Two kids play in a park, imagining they're somewhere else. In one afternoon, the worlds of imagination and reality collide. In this clever wordless comic, Lee Nordling's simple storytelling engages young readers and provides a gateway into understanding multiple perspectives and points of view.