Yam

Yam

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by Corey Barba
     
 

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"A solid addition to any graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal

"Corey Barba is a natural-born cartoonist and his Yam comics are warm, funny, and super-real. This
man remembers childhood -- what it felt like, what it was, and what it should have been!" -- Chris Duffy, comics editor, Nickelodeon Magazine

"Yam makes me wish all desserts… See more details below

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"A solid addition to any graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal

"Corey Barba is a natural-born cartoonist and his Yam comics are warm, funny, and super-real. This
man remembers childhood -- what it felt like, what it was, and what it should have been!" -- Chris Duffy, comics editor, Nickelodeon Magazine

"Yam makes me wish all desserts were sugar-free! You're a good man, Yam!" -- Art Baltazar, cartoonist of Patrick the Wolf Boy and DC Comics' Tiny Titans

"Yam is a gathering of naturally sweetened narratives that drift like Saharan sand into artful corners, like daydreamed adventures from a sunny afternoon nap. If you listen closely, you can even hear the sound of children playing and the light traffic noises of the poor folks who are on their way nowhere special and will miss this wonderful collection of stirringly fun comics. Don't you be one of those." -- Jay Stephens, creator of Tutenstein, Jetcat, and Cartoon Network's The Secret Saturdays

"Corey has an incredible ability to create a wonderful, imaginative world, populate it with whimsical characters, and -- hardest of all -- tell a sweet story all without using a single word. That's cartooning at its finest. If I wore hats, I would take them off for him." -- C.H. Greenblatt, creator of Cartoon Network's Chowder

"It's super, super, SUPER-cute stuff, but the mini-adventures the little guy gets into are visually interesting and inventive enough to hold the interest of an older reader too ... Corey Barba's ink line is confident, crunchy and a little addictive." -- Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

"Yam: Bite-Size Chunks is a MUST must-have when it comes to 'all ages' comics." -- Leroy Douresseaux, Comic Book Bin

Top Shelf is proud to present an all-new, "silent" all-ages graphic novel series . . . Yam and his fun-loving friends live on the remote tropical island of Leche de la Luna, and are always getting mixed up in surreal adventures. Whether it's encountering cupcakes that spring to life, befriending potted flowers, or exploring the mysterious ruins on the island, this small boy in his hooded, footy pajamas always ends up having a blast with his friends. The debut graphic novel, simply titled YAM, is anchored by the full-length story "Toy with My Dreams," in which Yam develops a crush on a girl much too old for him, but ends up being able to communicate with her in his dreams. The graphic novel also contains a full-color section and several short stories which have seen print in Nickelodeon Magazine. Sure to be a real treat for anyone who's a fan of OWLY or KORGI.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Yam is a spirited cherub of a boy dressed in a charming head-to-toe jumpsuit. He and his quirky friends cavort around the tropical island of Leche de la Luna, having surreal adventures involving friendly cupcakes, tambourine-shaking flowers, and magic potions. The wordless panels are quite effective with the tenderly drawn art powerfully conveying nuanced moments. A solid addition to any graphic novel collection.-Lauren Anduri, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
Yam is a small boy with a magical backpack, a kitten friend named Marzipan Gato, and pet television. Yam and his pals go on a wide variety of adventures on the magical island of La Leche de la Luna, a place where cupcakes play fetch and flowers fall in love, get married, and start rock bands. This collection of wordless stories offer unexpected surprises: in one story, Yam lets his pet television sleep in bed next to him, but is woken up in the middle of the night by the television's scary dreams, broadcast in color. Yam sends the television out of the room, but his pet whines and scratches at the door and Yam relents, allowing the TV back into bed. The TV's dreams wake up Yam again. He finally solves the problem by bringing the remote to bed, too, and switching the channel when the television has another bad dream. In the end, both Yam and his TV are fast asleep. Each story is gentle but not saccharine, and appeals to both children and adults. While young kids will enjoy the simple plots, happy outcomes, and large-eyed, cuddly characters, adults will also appreciate how skillfully a complex narrative can be developed and presented without words. Some of the Yam stories originally appeared in Nickelodeon magazine. This is an enchanting and very enjoyable book that will appeal to readers of all ages. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603091299
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
33 MB
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Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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