Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks by Doug TenNapel

Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks by Doug TenNapel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paperback, 185 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by GRAPHIX
Source: local library

Nnewts (Book 1)

Doug TenNapel is one of my favourite graphic novelists. I don't think I could not like anything he did :-) This is a cute fantasy for kids, not his very best work however still good for middle schoolers and elementary. Though the death of the main character's family may be too much for sensitive younger children. Very cute main characters, the nnewts, and scary-looking bad guys but also kind of creepy-cute. Basically an underdog story, where the protagonist has withered legs and cannot walk. It's amphibians vs lizards and a classic good vs evil story. At this point, volume one is an entertaining story without any earth-shattering moments, but the book ends with several plotlines dangling and the promise of something more to come. Knowing TenNapel's other work, I'm interested to see where he goes with the story. Fortunately, the wait won't be long now as book two is due out Jan. 2016!