Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill, 40 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Oni Press, 2020. $18.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Sports Fair is coming up and all of Dewdrop’s friends have something different to prepare. Will they be good enough to perform when it’s their turn? Dewdrop believes they will!
Told more from the vibrant pictures than words, this story is a quick read with an encouraging message for readers. The colorful illustrations will capture the attention of young readers, while Dewdrop’s friendship makes a wonderful example to audiences of all ages. Dewdrop was endeared to me from the beginning, and O’Neill even cleverly slips in characters going against stereotypes. I loved this little book more than I expected.
Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen