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Bug boys. #1 / by Laura Knetzger ; colors by Lyle Lynde.

Knetzger, Laura, 1990- (author,, illustrator.). Lynde, Lyle, (colourist.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G KNE (Text) 33500013219571 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library J G KNE (Text) 33500013219589 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Hallock Public Library j KNE (Text) 35500006274482 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593125229
  • ISBN: 0593125223
  • ISBN: 9781984896766
  • ISBN: 1984896768
  • Physical Description: 259 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : RH Graphic, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the United States in black and white and in different form by Czap Books, Providence, Rhode Island, in 2015."
Summary, etc.:
Follows two bug friends, Stag-B and Rhino-B, as they explore their world and share adventures.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Rhino-B and Stag-B are two beetle buddies from Bug Village who frequently end up adventuring through their quirky world of quasi-anthropomorphic critters. In nine stand-alone chapters, they hunt for buried treasure, evade capture by giants (humans), learn about the library, explore an ocean cave, attend their coming-of-age ceremony, work through a big fight, dissolve tensions between warring termite and honeybee nations, undergo metaphysical transformations in an underground labyrinth, and more. With the help of their community and friends, the two beetles explore, quest, and adventure, often leaving readers with a beautiful reflection on friendship or feelings—always in a wonderfully surprising, light-hearted manner. Knetzger, a former storyboard artist for TV's Adventure Time, brings a similar blend of friendship, humor, and heart to her own world, and the show's influence is clear in this work's overall style and tone, as well. Quick pacing, spare text in large type, and simple character design cater to early elementary readers, with the episodic structure offering a more manageable experience. It also makes for quicker and richer character development and world building than a single overarching plot would provide. Kids are going to love these characters, which is good, as more stories are already in the works. An absolutely delightful gateway into comics for the Saturday-morning cartoon crowd. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Rhino-B and Stag-B are two beetle buddies from Bug Village who frequently end up adventuring through their quirky world of quasi-anthropomorphic critters. In nine stand-alone chapters, they hunt for buried treasure, evade capture by giants (humans), learn about the library, explore an ocean cave, attend their coming-of-age ceremony, work through a big fight, dissolve tensions between warring termite and honeybee nations, undergo metaphysical transformations in an underground labyrinth, and more. With the help of their community and friends, the two beetles explore, quest, and adventure, often leaving readers with a beautiful reflection on friendship or feelings—always in a wonderfully surprising, light-hearted manner. Knetzger, a former storyboard artist for TV's Adventure Time, brings a similar blend of friendship, humor, and heart to her own world, and the show's influence is clear in this work's overall style and tone, as well. Quick pacing, spare text in large type, and simple character design cater to early elementary readers, with the episodic structure offering a more manageable experience. It also makes for quicker and richer character development and world building than a single overarching plot would provide. Kids are going to love these characters, which is good, as more stories are already in the works. An absolutely delightful gateway into comics for the Saturday-morning cartoon crowd. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laura Knetzger graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle and makes comics about feelings. You can find her online at https://lauraknetzger.com/ or @LauraKnetzger.

Subject: Insects > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Insects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Best friends > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Adventure stories.
Graphic novels.
Insects > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Action and adventure comics.
Comics (Graphic works)

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