Published by Graphix (Scholastic)
Summary: Two new graphic series exploring friendships. Bunbun the bunny doesn’t have a friend until he meets Bonbon, a bonbon (candy). The two of them discover their mutual love of fancy music, fancy food, and fancy friends and decide to throw a fancy garden party. By the end they are celebrating the beginning of a best friendship. In Fish Feud, Squizzard is a squid who likes to be the class clown, but his shark friend Toothy doesn’t always appreciate his jokes and bossiness. When Squizzard takes things too far, he has to figure out a way to apologize and win back Toothy’s friendship. 64 pages and grades 1-3 (Bunbun); 96 pages and grades 2-5 (Squidding)
Pros: Watch as these new series openers from Scholastic Graphix fly off your shelves. They’re cute, funny, and graphic…what’s not to like? Bunbun is simpler in both language and illustrations, while Squidding is more of a real chapter book and includes bits of information about the ocean and its inhabitants.
Cons: While fun, these aren’t quite the graphic masterpieces that some of the Graphix series are (e.g., Bone, Amulet, Baby-Sitters Club).