Holm, Jennifer L and Holm, Matthew Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite 96 pgs. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012. $6.99. (Rating: Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G)
This graphic novel is the continuing adventures of Squish. He is supposed to be learning how to swim. His new friend is causing more trouble than fun. He will have to face his fears.
The convoluted story and hijinks makes this story feel like it should be for younger students, but the dialogue (science content) is for older elementary kids. The art is reminiscent of the Sponge Bob cartoons. I thought the story and the art was messy and confusing. If this series is much requested, it can’t hurt to add this one to your collection, but that’s the only way I would purchase. Go for graphic novels with better stories and better art.
Elementary – NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.