Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round
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Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round

by Richard Thompson
     
 

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Cartoonists are passionate about Richard Thompson’s work, and Cul de Sac has been given high praise from Bill Watterson.

Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with

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Cartoonists are passionate about Richard Thompson’s work, and Cul de Sac has been given high praise from Bill Watterson.

Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss.

In this specially curated collection for kids, the quirky world of Cul de Sac comes to life for a new audience.

"One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." -The Comics Reporter


". . . (Thompson) produces one of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is standalone delight." -The Onion A.V. Club


"I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." -Pat Oliphant

". . . much-needed jolt of energy to the daily newspaper. We have a real talent here." -Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Alice is a preschooler with an attitude. She goes to Blisshaven Academy, in the middle of Cul de Sac. This book chronicles her daily life, accompanied by her parents, her brother, and her classmates. Alice's exploits feel like daily newspaper strips, and every page can stand on its own two feet. Various, seemingly random, selections are in color, though most of the book is printed in black and white. The pages are laid out in a variety of ways, and care is given to leading the reader's eye smoothly from panel to panel and from speech bubble to speech bubble. The humor is adult-friendly, with punch lines like "My comedy is too cutting-edge for her" and "I think creative writing confuses him." Some of these lines feel too adult, to the point where children may not get the joke. But Thompson's illustration style is accessible and easy on the eye, and the tone feels only a little more modern than classic newspaper strips like "Dennis the Menace" or "Family Circus". Although this is certainly not an essential purchase, it will provide entertainment for reluctant readers. Reviewer: Raina Sedore
School Library Journal
09/01/2013
Gr 5–8—Thompson follows in the tradition of Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts and Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes in this comic strip about a precocious child with a sharp wit and a strong imagination. Alice is four years old and lives in a suburban community named Cul de Sac. She attends the Blisshaven Academy preschool, where she impatiently learns the shape of the day and her teacher's whitewashed Mother Goose rhymes, one in which Humpty Dumpty "uses caution and care" to "sit on a chair." Alice and her fellow preschoolers are a little darker, preferring to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, train bees to follow their bidding, and never get caught looking "cute." The scrawled text, wavey lines, and caricatured cartoon style once again recall Calvin and Hobbes. This witty look at childhood might actually appeal most to parents, but tweens and even teens should appreciate the surreal humor and sarcastic dialogue.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449437213
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Series:
Cul de Sac Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
765,268
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Thompson is the creator of Cul de Sac and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, and The New Yorker. He announced in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and has since rallied other cartoonists and illustrators to contribute to the Team Cul de Sac project to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In September 2012, Thompson retired from creating Cul de Sac.

Online
www.gocomics.com/culdesac/

richardspooralmanac.blogspot.com

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