Check out two variations of the same book. For example, pick up the traditional version of The Wonderful Word of Oz and compare it to the graphic novel version.
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World - (ISBN: 978-0375832291)
by Jennifer Holm
Babymouse is conflicted over whether to attend a new friend’s slumber party or go on with plans for the movie marathon. Since both are a way out of her normal boring routine, she tries to make the best decision. Enjoy the humor and fast-paced action of this first book in the series. Would you have made the same choice as Babymouse?
Big Fat Little Lit - (ISBN: 978-0142407066)
by Art Spiegelman
This graphic novel version of original stories by famous short story writers offers a new look at the stories through the eyes of illustrators and cartoonists. The writers include favorite children writers Jules Feiffer, Neil Gaiman, Crockett Johnson, Maurice Sendak, Lemony Snicket, and Art Spiegelman among others. What is your favorite “little” story?
Dragon Puncher - (ISBN: 978-1603090575)
by James Kochalka
In this book, a superhero with a cat face teams up with a monkey fighting with a spoon! They are battling dragons, and oh no, butterflies with plenty of bravado and very interesting weapons indeed. Since all the creatures in the book appear with the photographed faces of author Kochalka’s family, the presentation is unique and borders on zany. Try making some drawings of the animals in your house or that you enjoy at the local zoo. Cut out the faces and insert your family’s pictures for a look similar to that of the book.
Look…..Look Again! - (ISBN: 978-1590788943)
by John O’Brien
In this series of panels, you need to take a second look at the activities of various cows and chickens to see what is really happening. Although the pictures might appear to be commonplace at first glance, a second look reveals plenty of surprises. From a little dog that grabs the moon the cow jumps over to a farmer that gets his milk from a speech balloon (not from the belligerent cow). These pages reveal more than first appears. See how many switches you can find!
The Three Pigs - (ISBN: 978-0618007011)
by David Wiesner
This seems like the classic three little pigs story until; the pigs start jumping out of the panels! They even start making sardonic comments! Find out the novel way the pigs escape from wolf danger! What would you do to escape from the wolf?
Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework - (ISBN: 1935179020)
by Nadja Spiegelman
One-eyed Zig and computer screen Wikki are hurtling through space when Zig gets a call from his teacher, again, about late homework. He has to find a pet to share with the class! They decide to search on earth for a likely creature, and they come across all the normal fauna (normal to us!) As they examine each hapless creature to decide which will be selected for the school project, a balloon pops up to give facts and comments about the animal. In addition to the “Fun Facts,” there is plenty of humor and action to keep you turning the pages. What would the fun fact say if they had come across you?