Adorable Toon Book from Geoffrey Hayes

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Didn’t you just love Geoffrey Hayes’ post yesterday, “Building Reading Skills Through Comic Books”?

My daughter is recently obsessively reading all the Archie comics from the library and it reminded me that I also loved Archie, Tintin and the Illustrated Classics that my school teacher mom had in her classroom.  Now, it’s time for a new generation of comic books and I’ve found Toon Books to be a cut above the rest!  These books amaze me with quality plotting, beautiful art and accessibility for younger readers.  I hope you’ll all check out the links below and enter to win a copy of Geoffrey’s book. 

Geoffrey’s Benny and Penny Blog

benny penny big no-no cover

Benny and Penny Printable Puppets

Toon Books Website

Melissa’s Interview with Geoffrey Hayes

Melissa’s Review of The Big No-No on Bookmarkable

WIN a copy of Geoffrey’s book, The Big No-No! Comment below with your favorite comic book if you have one.  Toon Books is generously giving away three books to three lucky readers!!

Good Luck!  Contest extended to August 22, 2010.  US and Canada only.

Extra entries: (Leave an additional comment for each extra entry.)

1.  Tweet about this contest. (Win 1 of 3 Benny and Penny Toon Books for early readers! via @imaginationsoup )

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  1. These are new for me but the notion of honoring kids with stories that make sense certainly intrigues me. I’m looking forward to discovering a new graphic adventure.

  2. As a 2nd grade teacher with many reluctant readers, I have introduced many a comic book to students. Graphic novels have become very popular in my classroom. Frankie Pickle is our latest conquest during summer school. My family, ranging from ages 17 to 66, are huge Calvin and Hobbs fans. We have many “coffee table” comic books. They are great conversation pieces.

  3. I enjoyed Archie as a child and as an adult probably Calvin and Hobbs. These Toon books look great. What a fun way to encourage reading. I checked out the website and would love to win The Big No No.