BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit, Book 1
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that BC Mambo is the first in the action-packed Stone Rabbit series of graphic novels. Kids will enjoy the wacky time-travel plot, the full-color visuals, silly humor, and short length (96 pages). But there's not a lot of character development. There's much banging, hitting, whacking, and bonking, and name-calling throughout the story. Stone Rabbit is part of a fight in which he gets kicked, gets his ears pulled, a tooth gets knocked out, and he gets squarely punched in the face. Throughout the story, there are menacing creatures with huge teeth attempting to eat Stone Rabbit. He gets whacked by tails, gulped by pterodactyls, dropped from the sky, and bonked on the head by a giant boxing glove.
What's the story?
Stone Rabbit lives in the town of Happy Glades, where he is bored. One morning while flossing his teeth, Stone Rabbit gets hit in the head with a particle extracted by the floss. Suddenly the shampoo bottle becomes barbeque sauce, and a \"bottomless pit of doom\" opens up in his bathroom floor. When he falls through the pit, Stone Rabbit goes back in time and lands in a prehistoric world, complete with T-Rexes and velociraptors that want to eat him. He ends up in a society of prehistoric rabbit Neanderthals, who believe he is their god. Stone Rabbit and his barbeque sauce then become a key ingredient in the evil plot of a rogue prehistoric rabbit-man to rule the known world through fast-food burgers. Stone Rabbit must save the poor rabbit people and get back home.
Is it any good?
While BC MAMBO may appeal to kids who like comics and action-packed graphic stories, the plot is pretty thin and the transitions between scenes are not always clear. Readers may have to toggle back and forth to figure out what's happening.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about graphic novels as a reading experience. Do you like following pictures rather than words? Can you follow the story easily? How is a graphic novel different than comics?
What other graphic novels have you enjoyed?
What you like about the character of Stone Rabbit? Does this book make you want to read more in the series?
|Topics:||Dinosaurs, Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Misfits and underdogs, Wild animals|
|Publication date:||January 13, 2009|
|Number of pages:||96|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||8 - 12|
|Read aloud:||8 - 12|
|Read alone:||8 - 12|