Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson
  

Synopsis

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson

Miri and Luey have a dilemma. Their dad's been turned into a cat and their closet is a garden full of goblins. There is only one thing for them to do--grab their friend Phil the frog and dive headfirst into a wild, woolly, and wacky adventure. Britt Wilson grew up in Brampton, Ontario. She attended both OCAD and Sheridan College, eventually graduating from Sheridan with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Illustration. Wilson published her first book, Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth, a collection of her mini-comics, with Conundrum Press in 2012. In 2013, her whimsical and masterful lettering style graced the pages of the Adventure Time Fionna & Cake comic book. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and white cat.

Reviews

This is a fun comic book. The story is exciting and silly -- what person has a cat for a dad? How do goblins grow from fungus? ... It is easy to read and I think most children my age will like it. -- Rachel, Age 8, San Francisco Book Review I would recommend Cat Dad, King of the Goblins for all readers who enjoy fantasy and love to lose themselves in a good book. -- Teresa Iaizzo, CM: Canadian Review of Materials Why do I love this comic so? Female POC main characters (plus Phil, who happens to be a frog). An insanely creative story line. Very accurate cat behavior. Brilliant color dichotomies. Generally completely hilarious. -- Allyce Amidon, Foreword Reviews If Cat Dad, King of the Goblins sounds like a wacky kids

's because that's just what it is. Britt Wilson (Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth) has created a fun, colorful romp that kids who might be a little too young for Adventure Time will understand and enjoy. -- Andy Wolverton, The Comics Alternative I can see kids appreciating the energy that's brimming from each page. Impossible to resist. -- Zainab Akhtar, Comics and Cola It's a naughty, rule-breaking, brazenly bizarre kind of wholesomeness, but ultimately this book is a good, clean presentation of youthful adventure fantasies. It's also about the way kids can adjust to, and accept, whatever is different or challenging about their family life -- even closet portals to goblin kingdoms -- as long as they feel safe and loved. -- Jake Austen, Chicago Tribune Wilson's incredible Technicolor art and dynamic drawings will enchant kids. -- Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC, School Library Journal Wilson's purple-heavy palette, loopy cartoon figures, and playful sound effects ( FLA-WALLOP ) are a great complement to the fast-paced story, which should find an eager audience among fans of the TV show Adventure Time. -- Sarah Hunter, Booklist Once the adventure starts, the book's pacing is breathless. That said, the brightness of the colors and Wilson's rendering skills give the book a flamboyant decorative quality that nonetheless doesn't interfere with the book's pacing. The reader is encouraged to stop and take a look around, but not for too long. -- Rob Clough, High-Low Cat Dad, King of the Goblins is a story the kids are going to want to read again and again. With its strong narrative, great characters, beautiful art, and blisteringly fast pacing, its only flaw is that it ends. Recommended. -- Alex Hoffman, Sequential State This is Britt Wilson's first full-length book. She has a really fun and exaggerated style and a great sense of comic timing which will make this book a lot of fun for kids of any age. -- Rich Barrett, Mental Floss A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import...dragging along their timorous but canny buddy, the dark-skinned, big-haired sisters dash into danger with commendable vim, and readers will cheer when they come out triumphant on the other side. -- Kirkus I've admired Britt's utter mastery of drawing skill for the longest time, and it looks like that is not going to end anytime soon. I am ok with this. -- Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant Thanks to a slapstick storyline as loose and appealing as Wilson's art, Cat Dad, King of the Goblins is an entertaining romp that leaves room for a lot of sequels. -- Heidi MacDonald, Publishers Weekly Wilson's imagination gives forth a host of humor, snark, and silliness that's irreverent and at times unabashedly adolescent. -- Tina Coleman, Booklist'

About the Author

Britt Wilson grew up in Brampton, Ontario. She attended both OCAD and Sheridan College, eventually graduating from Sheridan with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Illustration. Wilson published her first book Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth, a collection of her mini-comics, with Conundrum Press in 2012. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and white cat.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Britt Wilson
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Publisher

Koyama Press

Publication date

25th September 2014

ISBN

9781927668115


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