Thursday, February 20, 2020

Catwad: It’s Me, Two by Jim Benton - OPTIONAL

Catwad: It’s Me, Two by Jim Benton, 122 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Graphix (Scholastic), 2019. $9

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.



This curious graphic novel is a collection of four to five page humorous situations. Each section reads like one long “dad joke”. There are two cats in each and one is serious while the other is portrayed as goofy and even a little slow. 

I cringed when there was a whole situation about how dumb one of the cats is. I do think that the humor in this book will draw in young readers and it is just the right level of humor for young kids to get, but I think the author takes it just a step too far by playing on the slowness of one of the two cats. 

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

1 comment:

  1. objects to identifying character as slow—but marginalizes dads


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