Elvis puffs out A breaking cat news adventure

Georgia Dunn

eBook - 2020

This just in: your favorite purr-nalists are back and reporting on all of the most pressing cat issues in this third collection of Breaking Cat News comics for middle-grade readers. Anchor cat Lupin and his faithful field reporters, Elvis and Puck, are as cute and funny as ever in Elvis Puffs Out. There's no shortage of news to cover this time around: In the wake of a winter snowstorm, the team tries their hand at meteorology (with mixed results). Man and Woman nurse a stranded kitten back to health. And the pessimistic, straight-laced Elvis demonstrates that even he has a soft side. The fun continues in the "More to Explore" section, with lessons on wooden-spoon puppet theaters, the basics of reporting your own news storie...s, and-as always-charming paper dolls to craft.

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Genres
Electronic books
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Published
[United States] : Andrews McMeel 2020.
Language
English
Corporate Author
hoopla digital
Main Author
Georgia Dunn (author, -)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Rated E
ISBN
9781524866716
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Review by Kirkus Book Review

A compilation of comic shorts about quirky cats putting on a newscast. Lupin, Elvis, and Puck are the reporters at CN News, reporting on all the goings-on in the house of The Man, The Woman, The Toddler, and The Baby (all are White). The family and their three cats (the inspiration for creator Dunn's webcomic-turned--graphic novel series) experience what would, to nonfeline viewers, be an unexciting world. But through the eyes of the newscaster kitties, everyday events--a snowstorm, making a salad, getting a new bathmat--become newsworthy. The episodes highlight the absurdities familiar to those who live with cats: A kitten has an important reason for almost knocking a plant off a shelf; the cats all competitively climb the clean laundry; they bop one another in the head in competition for a favorite perch. Alas, none of the artistic possibilities of the comics form are present here. Lettering is unexciting, crammed into overstuffed speech bubbles, and the artwork shifts scale and sometimes floats in a formless setting. The lack of section or chapter markers between the unconnected and usually brief (two to three pages) stories makes following the action confusing, as many of the scenes don't have a clear punchline or conclusion. But the antics of the feline narrators are charming, especially for animal lovers. Sweet and appealing, but there's no shortage of better crafted, more dynamic, and funnier cat comics. (activities, paper dolls) (Graphic fantasy. 8-11) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.