Saturday, September 10, 2011

Graphic Novel Review - Tall Tales (Bone Prequel) by Jeff Smith and Thomas E. Sniegoski (4/5 stars)

BONE: Tall TalesReading level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Size: 128 pages
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Release Date: August 1, 2010
ISBN:  978-0545140966
Stand Alone or Series: Prequel to Bone series
Source: Borrowed from Library
4/5 stars

This is the prequel book to the Bone series.  It was a fun addition to the series.  Not as wonderful as the original story, but still fun to read and entertaining.

In this book Smiley Bone tells some younger Bones stories about Big Johnson Bone, the adventurous founder of Boneville.  Big Johnson Bone is a bit outrageous and has a lot of crazy tales attributed to his name.

The artwork is consistent with previous Bone books; it's fun and matches the tone of the story well. The book features little stories about various adventures that Big Johnson was on.  We even get to find out how the Rat Creatures lost their tails!

While I enjoyed the sheer outlandishness of some of Big Johnson's tales, I didn't find him to be quite as endearing of a character as our wonderful original Bone trio.  Still he was funny and his candidness about his adventures was fun to read about.

Overall this is a fun addition to the Bone series.  Just something to tide you over until there is more Bone to read.  The tales of Boneville founder Big Johnson Bone are amusing and entertaining.  Fans of the series should be pleased with this addition, this book also stands alone well on its own and is appropriate for younger readers as well.

This book goes to the following reading challenges:
- 100+ Reading Challenge

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