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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CONTEST: Mom and Me Mondays (On Tuesday) Quest for the Spark book two by Tom Sniegoski

Bone: Quest for the Spark Book Two
by Tom Sniegoski and Jeff Smith
Graphix (Scholastic)
ISBN: 978-0-545-14104-8
Suggested Ages: 7+
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Description: he quest continues!The Nacht, the evil dragon that threatens to destroy both the Dreaming and the Waking World, is growing stronger, and twelve-year-old Tom Elm is the champion the Dreaming has chosen to defeat it. Along with Roderick the raccoon, Percival Bone and his nephew and niece, Randolf, Lorimar, and the two stupid Rat Creatures, Tom must race to find the missing pieces of the Spark. This leg of the journey introduces him to a trio of scheming bears and takes him into the depths of a dangerous beehive. And, on top of everything else, a traitor might be among them.

Jake's Review: I really wish that these books would go back to being graphic novels. There is way too many words and it takes me forever to read it. I like that there is lots of action, but you can show that in a comic book too.  Liked how they brought back the bees from the other books and there was some funny stuff too.  My favorite character is Joey because he never listens and he falls asleep all the time like me.  I don't like Fredrik because he is kinda weird looking (and sounding). If I could change this book I would make it into a graphic novel with lots more action and less talking. I would recommend this book to boys who like to read alot and don't care if there are not any pictures.  While I was reading I kept thinking on how hard it would be to fight rat creatures which also kinda scared me too.

Jake's Rating:  5/10

Mom's Review:  Well I definitely enjoyed it more than Jake did, but only slightly to be honest. I really think it is extremely well written and interesting but I like Bone for what it was, a fantastic graphic novel.   That being said do not let our review taint you, it really it brilliantly done. It is a fast paced (yes Jake, I know you thought it was slow, but that is because you wanted pictures) the characters are interesting and it is hilarious at times.  The artistry is top notch which I think is a little why I was disappointed -- I just wanted more of it.  I think it would really appeal to the more mature/sophisticated middle grade reader who loves fantasy. 

Mom's Rating: 7/10

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  1. I take every kid's review from Jen seriously, how can I not?! She's a fellow book nerd, a mom of 2 boys and has recommended the Bone series to me before.
    My fav graphic novel is Marvel's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

  2. I love the Bone series, but to me, the Olympian series by George O'Connor has leapfrogged ahead. They are so beautifully drawn and the stories are right from mythology.
    Personally, I'm a sucker for cute cat stories, so Chi's Sweet Home is the top pick - he's freakin' adorable!!!

    I can be contacted by twitter @lostingreatbook.

  3. I don't read much of graphic novels. There was one I was into in university---but it may had had to do with a crush I had at the time. Have you ever heard of "Sandman?" I don't know. It's pretty dark, but I liked the art. Other than that, I enjoy my son's DC and Marvel comics with a particular soft spot for Ms. Marvel because she doesn't seem to get a lot of press! My son's the true graphic novel expert!

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