Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: JumpStart Comic/Activity Book by Neo Edmund


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

From the award-winning educational software and kid-favorite gaming website Jumpstart.com, arrives the first-ever Graphic Novel from JumpStart and Knowledge Adventure! Come visit Windy Hallows and follow our group of adventurers: Logan, Maggie, Nicolas, Selena, and Poe as they arrive at Oakcrest School of Magic.
There they discover that their teacher is absent, with a note that says, "Will be back soon. Read your lesson books and DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING!"
Follow them as they venture into Windy Hallows and embark on a series of quests to undo a potion that went terribly wrong!

MY TAKE:

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book because the cover photo doesn't show much. All I knew from the blurb was that it was about magic students.

This JumpStart Comic/Activity Book is actually entitled Windy Hallows. It's about Logan, Maggie, Nicolas, Selena and Poe. These kids were chosen to become magic students at Oakcrest School of Magic.

I'm so glad I requested this book. The art is gorgeous. It's manga-style and the coloring is at par with the top graphic novels you see in the market.

Yes, the plot does bring to mind Harry Potter, but this book is not a rip-off at all. For one thing, there are only 5 of them in the class and they're of different ages. Plus, their spells and potions are sillier and cuter.

The story is predictable but a lot of fun so you don't really care that you can already guess where the story is going.

Thanks to NetGalley and Silver Dragon Books for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. The characters are funny and endearing.
  2. It's well-written.
  3. There's a sticker activity part.

THE BAD:

  1. It's too short.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Wow, chocolate vegetables. Now this is magic!
READ IT IF:

  1. You like Harry Potter.
  2. You like manga.
  3. You like cute, funny stories.
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