All-Ages: Ernest & Rebecca Battle The Flu in Their Latest Adventure! ~ What'cha Reading?

All-Ages: Ernest & Rebecca Battle The Flu in Their Latest Adventure!


ER05CovI’m a newcomer to Papercutz’s Ernest & Rebecca series, but since I’m always on the lookout for good, all-ages graphic novels I can stock my library shelves with, I dove right into Volume 5, School of Nonsense.

Background: Rebecca is a six-and-a-half year-old girl who lives with her mother, older sister, Coralie, and her mother’s fiancée, Sam. Her parents are separated, but appear to be on good terms, and he is involved with his kids. Her best friend is a microbe named Ernest, who’s a “good germ”, on the lookout to keep her and her friends safe from the flu virus that’s been hanging around her school these days.

The book definitely offers kids some strong messages about staying healthy. The comic offers health advice through Rebecca’s teacher, Mr. Renaud, and Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup talks about how it’s no fun being sick in his letter at the end of the book.

Ernest & Rebecca is a cute book that offers kids some insight into family dynamics and staying healthy. The art is cartoony and younger reader-friendly and the storytelling works on a level to reach readers from ages 6-10. Give this one a shot and see what the kids think of it.
87b08ca6-7e2b-4114-bad0-bda0d30c72fdERNEST & REBECCA VOL. 5: THE SCHOOL OF NONSENSE
Writer: Guillaume Bianco
Artist: Antonello Dalena
Publisher: Papercutz
Price: $10.99
Pages: 48
On-Sale: Sept. 9, 2014
ISBN: 9781629910451

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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