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Dragon Puncher Book 1 Hardcover – November 15, 2010

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Book 1 of 2 in the Dragon Puncher Series

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Do four-year-olds need an oddball, absurdist, semisurreal, homemade comic book in their lives? Indie stalwart Kochalka (the Johnny Boo series) thinks so, and he may just convince you. Using his signature childlike figures collaged onto photographed backgrounds and with the faces of himself, his son, and his cat, the often-brilliant creator brings together a combat-armored feline and a spoon-wielding, three-year-old . . . monkey? Without ever quite managing to get along, they take on a whip-quick butterfly and a drooling, wormlike dragon. If it sounds as though it were hatched in Kochalka's backyard playing with his family, there's an excellent chance that's the case. But through Kochalka's guerilla, one-man-and-a-pen style of creation, it magically captures the exact sense of zaniness often discovered in such a playtime and found in some of the best TOON Book titles (Otto's Orange Day, 2008, springs to mind). Remarkably, it does this without losing coherence; and with huge panels and spare dialogue that will amuse kids and adults, it's also the rare graphic novel that makes an excellent read-aloud. Preschool-Grade 2. --Jesse Karp

About the Author

James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He's the author and illustrator of several popular children's book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher. "Dragon Puncher Island" won an Eisner Award in 2012 for Best Publication for Early Readers, but he's also won the Harvey Award and four Ignatz Awards for his books for adults. Kochalka lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons. Following a rich career in indie comics, "The Glorkian Warrior "is his first book with a traditional publisher.

James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He's the author and illustrator of several popular children's book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher. "Dragon Puncher Island" won an Eisner Award in 2012 for Best Publication for Early Readers, but he's also won the Harvey Award and four Ignatz Awards for his books for adults. Kochalka lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons. Following a rich career in indie comics, "The Glorkian Warrior "is his first book with a traditional publisher.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Series: Dragon Puncher
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603090576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603090575
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My son thinks it is hilarious. I think it is hilarious. We quote it all the time. We borrowed it from the library, but enjoyed it so much I bought myself a copy. I share it with my son, but it is mine:)
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My son (4 yo) loved this book. What's not to love? It's funny, silly, and perfect for an early reader, although they might need help with a few words(like "pathetic"). It comes with a durable hard cover which can take some abuse from your little one. My only complaint is that it seems too short for the price: 36 pages for $9.99.
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By J on August 20, 2014
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This is way better than Johnny boo. I was expecting less but this is really good and a creative idea to do the illustrations.
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My 8yo son loves both books in this series. These are on our regular rotation of nighttime books. Very creative and fun!
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