We are still reeling with excitement from our visit from graphic novelist, Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Spacegirl! Hatke came all the way from Virginia to see us, and instruct a drawing workshop. Before his workshop, Hatke mingled with fans at the library’s pre-party in the children’s room, where we made green capes (just like Zita’s), and plushie space monsters.
Be sure to check out Zita the Spacegirl, it’s a mix between The Wizard of Oz with the drawing style that reminds us of Smile by Rena Telgemeir. Overall it’s a great adventure story, for grades 2-5, however the story has a special read-a-loud quality, that makes this graphic novel distinctly unique. Got guy readers? Don’t let the ‘Spacegirl’ thing bother you – it is dude and dudette friendly!
A big thanks to Ben for visiting us, and to Kim from Barnes and Noble! Check out Ben's Blog, for more Zita news.