Sunday, March 22, 2009


From the Editor

Oh man! Ever since I went to the GIE Conference in New York, I have been waiting for, salivating over, anticipating ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING. Why do I mention it specifically? Because … it is a comic story about how to draw comics. That’s all I will say until I review this puppy. If you want to teach young students about how to make comics, you should really check it out.

In other news, the WONDER WOMAN animated DVD came out a couple weeks ago. For those of us who are always on the lookout for strong female protagonists to support a diverse and gender-sensitive classroom this one caught my eye. I went out last night and picked it up for my 8-year-old. Besides, if it is good enough (and appropriate) I might use it in my future elementary classroom to support our communication arts curriculum. While I was out, I also picked up the WATCHMEN motion comic. Why not?

Here is a list of the goodies this week:

Adventures in Cartooning
The Boxcar Children Vol. 1
The Boxcar Children Vol. 2: Surprise Island
The Boxcar Children Vol. 3: The Yellow House Mystery
The Boxcar Children Vol. 4: Mystery Ranch
The Boxcar Children Vol. 5: Mike’s Mystery
The Boxcar Children Vol. 6: Blue Bay Mystery
Joey Fly Private Eye: In Creepy Crawly Crime
Marvel Adventures Avengers #34
Super Friends #13
Tiny Titans #14
Tiny Tyrant Volume 1: The Ethelbertosaurus

1 comment:

Jim McClain said...

The Wonder Woman DVD could be appropriate...if your eight-year old likes impalements, beheadings, and kicks to the groin, as well as Steve Trevor saying to Hippolyta, "Your daughter has a nice rack."

I don't think your future elementary administrators would appreciate its viewing in the classroom, either.