by Chris Grine
Middle Grade Fantasy (graphic novel)
Digital copy provided by publisher through NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A fun graphic novel perfect for children who enjoy the Bone series by Jeff Smith. Chickenhare and his friend Abe have been captured and are on their way to being sold to a man named Klaus who is obsessed with keeping his 'pets' from running away. To accomplish this he has them stuffed. They must escape if they hope to avoid this fate. With the help of Banjo (looks like a monkey, but isn't) and Meg (?) they flee. But before they can reach freedom Chickenhare is sidetracked by a goat, and the others get captured by cannibalistic Shromph. Can they find a way to stop Klaus? And escape the Shromph without being eaten? Read the book to find out. I quite enjoyed this one. While there isn't much depth here there is plenty of adventure and the characters are definitely entertaining. I especially enjoyed the way everything came together at the end. Although there are strong hints that Chickenhare and his friends are in for more trouble because of secrets that Banjo and Meg are keeping. I look forward to reading the sequel.