Thursday, October 16, 2008

Into the Volcano, by Don Wood

Illustrated by Don Wood.

Abstract: While their parents are away doing research, brothers Duffy and Sumo Pugg go with their cousin, Mister Come-and-Go, to Kokalaha Island, where they meet Aunt Lulu and become trapped in an erupting volcano.

Blue Sky Press, 2008.


Kris said...

I was a little hesitant about adding a graphic novel to our discussion...but, after all, aren't graphic novels another picture book format? And, after Brian Selznick won the Caldecott Medal last year for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it seems like graphic novels would qualify for consideration.

What do YOU think?

Jana said...

From the cover, "Into the Volcano," looks like a long graphic novel. After reading the first couple of pages I was hooked from the start. This book is very suspenseful and the action seems to never stop. The illustrations are great and they add to story content. This could win the Caldecott.
I would probably use this in the upper elementary classroom and have the students write their own graphic novel.