VeggieTales SuperComics brings all the fun you've come to expect in a popular new format. Each SuperComic includes three VeggieTales stories, hundreds of full-color illustrations and fun bonus features. Stories included in this second volume are Josh and the Big Wal... Read More
Age: 4- 8
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover - Volume 2
- Release Date: Feb 15, 2015
- UPC: 9781433685354
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 104
- Publish Date: Feb 15, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 8
- Audience Age Minimum: 4
- BISAC: "JUV008030"
- ISBN: 1433685353
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- Christian Shelf-Esteem's review of VeggieTales SuperComics Vol 2 by Amanda on 4/24/2015
Volume 2 features Josh and the Big Wall, The League of Incredible Vegetables, and LarryBoy and the Reckless Ruckus. As silly as it is, Josh and the Big Wall (the story of the fall of Jericho) is a lesson in obedience. In The League of Incredible Vegetables a Fear-dar is stolen from the museum by a duo of criminally minded penguins. The League of Incredible Vegetables swoops in to save the day but are outwitted. When they retreat to their lair, Junior is recruited into their number and is given a super suit. With it comes a reminder to put his trust in God and not his super suit. Putting this truth into practice ultimately guarantees the teams victory. Finally, in LarryBoy and the Reckless Ruckus young readers witness a newcomer named Ruckus attempt to usurp LarryBoy as town hero. When his motives and character are revealed the townspeople owe LarryBoy and apology, which he graciously accepts. The story ends with LarryBoy admonishing Ruckus telling him that “God wants us to say we’re sorry and start doing the right things” when we’ve messed up.
In Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 of the VeggieTales Super Comics, the cast of characters take on a new look. I like how Big Idea Entertainment has given the characters a modern makeover for the next generation of Veggie lovers. These Super Comics “POP!” with big bold colors, wide-eyed Veggies, and an easy to follow panel structure. This also pertains to scenes where multiple speech bubbles are needed–the flow of the conversation between characters is easy to decipher. Readers and parents will both notice a great deal of the story can be understood through the expressive faces of the characters. This leads me to believe that pre-emergent readers may enjoy simply sitting down to look at the pictures. The thickness of the pages prevents bleed through, but is definitely not toddler-proof. There are a number of larger words like spaghetti, anonymous, and ravishing (to name a few), which will probably be difficult for emergent readers. For parents with reluctant readers, I don’t believe they would be dissuaded by the number of speech balloons and captions. Instead, I think they will be drawn in by the brightly hued images, silly Veggie antics, and age appropriate jokes.
Our 1st grader was entertained by these comics this past weekend as she waited for her turn on the soccer field. Even our son, a fluent reader and 4th grader, took the time to reacquaint himself with old familiar stories. Due to their readability, eye-catching graphics, God honoring and good character reinforcing lessons, I award the VeggieTales Super Comics 5/5 stars.
**I received this book for free as a member of the Family Christian bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”