Friday, March 02, 2012

Fangbone: Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex

Fangbone is a graphic novel that was written by Michael Rex. It is the first in a new series about a third grade barbarian named Fangbone. He is a barbarian boy from the planet Skullbania that was sent to Earth to guard the toe of a great villain named Drool. This was an important job for Skullbania because if Drool got his toe back, he would become so strong no one on Skullbania would be able to beat him. While on Earth, Fangbone enrolls in Eastwood Elementary and meets lots of new friends including a boy named Bill. Bill becomes his best friend and Fangbone learns about all sorts of things that are not on his planet. Fangbone and his newfound friends have lots of crazy and exciting adventures and work together to try and stop Drool.

I was surprised to find out this was a graphic novel. It was full of humor and was very easy to read. This book was recommended for readers that are 9-12 but I feel it is better for 8-10 because of the word level and the length of the book. The book is great at getting your attention and because of this I plan to continue the series to find out what happens next. I do not read graphic novels often but this one seemed to be good for entertainment. I would recommend it to others looking to read something fun and adventurous.

Reviewer Age:12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Henrico, VA USA