Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Claire and the Bakery Thief

Claire and the Bakery Thief by Janice Poon is a fun graphic novel for children. Claire is in a new town because her parents want to start their own baking business in the country. While her parents work, Claire goes outside with her dog to play during her summer vacation. Claire makes a new friend, and they discuss family troubles they are both having. Claire’s mother leaves her father for a bit, and her friend’s father absconded to Mexico when she was younger. Later, a villain enters the picture and suspense ensues as Claire and her friend must save the day together.

Told in graphic format, the black and white story comes to life. Little diary entries are interspersed to inspire girls to write their own feelings down. This graphic novel for youngsters features an excellent role model for young girls; Claire is healthily proportioned. Better yet, at the end, there are fun recipes children can try with adult supervision.

Content: 1
Rating: 9
Reviewer Age:17
Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA