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Sardine in Outer Space 5 Paperback – 4 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: First Second; 1st American Ed edition (4 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596433809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596433809
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 0.8 x 20.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,234,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review in 5/1 BooklistTen new stories successfully show off Guibert's intrepid heroes and nasty villains. Sardine, L'il Louis, and kindly pirate Uncle Yellow Shoulder assist a shy fellow in finding his true love, outwitSupermuscleman and Doc Kroc when the latter attempt to turn everyone ugly with a scamcorder, investigate the unlikely discovery of a cadaver, and greet visiting cousin Manga, who hilariously reconfigures their features to resemble those in eponymous Japanese comics. Among the other bits of delightful silliness is the hiring of a punctuation-reciting schoolmaster--school being desirable as the harbinger of summer vacation. Sardine's fans encompass a variety of age groups, and Guibert's visualverbal textual puns will engage many; the bright, loopy renderings of a subway system and its myriad denizens, and Supermuscleman's absurd physique, will be blissfully familiar to Sardine fans. This wonderfully wacky combination of art and text is guaranteed to enlist new devotees.

About the Author

Emmanuel Guibert is one of the most talented comics creators in France today. As well as "Sardine in Outer Space," his works include "Alan's War," an extraordinary biography of his late from Alan Cope, an American WWII verteran, and "The Photographer" (with Didier Lefevre), a graphic novel about the war in Afghanistan.

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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
Geat-grandchildren really enjoyed them. My opinion 2 Aug 2014
By Jean - Published on Amazon.com
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Same review for all 6. Geat-grandchildren really enjoyed them. My opinion: Expensive comic books.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Inappropriate for Elementary Aged Children 10 Nov 2011
By Kevin Steel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found out about this book when I noticed my son reading and I caught a glimpse of a photo on page 11 where two character laying side by side (male and female) on a beach towel. On the female walking her fingers (the words in the previous scene say, "tickle, tickle") up a male character's chest near the pant line. Then the next scene is of the two embracing. Then pages 18-22 where the character Muscleman dresses in a sales lady disguise with what might be argued his chest muscles now look much larger and exaggerated in a dress and fish net stocking. The lower scene on page 22 shows the breast (male or female) some how on his back (maybe balloons) and fully exposed after falling down to the ground. Additionally, page 78 that shows a character smoking . To my surprise this book came from my son's elementary school library (it "might" be okay for middle school). He is currently in the 3rd grade. Although the art work is inappropriate for elementary aged children, for the most part the words are fine. I would not say that there would be any high level thinking or good moral lessons going on from the reader's experience, but the worst conversation is about pimples breaking out uncontrollably. The art just boarders on crude and unnecessary. I like to think a children's author could do better in his influence upon young readers.
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An amazing series of books for young children (5) 16 Nov 2010
By ljmiii - Published on Amazon.com
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Our children - ages girl age 7 and a boy age 5 - LOVE the sardine series. Sardine 1 starts as a more or less straightforward romp though space but as the series has progressed the characters have become more self aware and complex. I strongly recommend this book.
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