Little Moments of Love – A Catana Comics Collection by Catana Chetwynd
Release date: 15th May 2018
Soppy meets Sarah’s Scribbles in this sweet collection of comics about the simple, precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship.
What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd’s boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relatable humor. Little Moments of Lovecollects just that – the little moments that are the best parts of being with the person you love.
I’m a huge fan of Catana Comics online and have been known to tag my other half in a few on Facebook, which is why I’d already seen most of these comics on the soppy-nerd circuit already but it’s a gorgeous collection, I think this is the perfect Valentine/Anniversary gift for the softie in your life. Be warned though, this collection is very, very, very sweet and sentimental (as well as funny and weird) so don’t pick it up if you’re not comfortable with the warm fuzzies.
The Ghost, The Owl by Franco, Illustrated by Sara Richard
Release date: 8th May 2018
On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, The Ghost, the Owl.
This is a short story that’s a classic fable in the making , it’s a simple but moving story with powerful illustrations. This is the kind of graphic novel I’d gift to people who think that ‘graphic novels’ are all about superheroes and KAPOW. This is classic story-telling at its finest, with a restless spirit and a collection of helpful woodland creatures.
Birding Is My Favorite Video Game: Cartoons about the Natural World From “Bird and Moon” by Rosemary Mosco
Release date: 17th April 2018
Amusing science cartoons about the natural world including animal dating profiles, wildlife wine pairings, threat displays of completely non-threatening animals, why hammerhead sharks have hammer heads, and much more.
Birding is My Favorite Video Game is a collection of fun, quasi-educational comics combining weird science facts, cute visuals, sweet wit, and a strong environmental message. Based on the popular webcomic Bird and Moon, this collection does for biology what XKCD does for math and Hark! A Vagrant does for history.
My inner zoologist did cartwheels while reading this book – it’s a collection of factually accurate and nerdy jokes about wildlife (animals and plants). I’d say it’s appropriate for kids ages 12+ because there are some bleeped out references to swearing, but the format is just perfect for capturing your attention for learning that it’d be a shame not to share it.
It is specific to North American wildlife, but it’s still fun even if the animals mentioned aren’t indigenous to your corner of the world. I adored the bird call mnemonics, designed to help you recognise and identify bird calls – I didn’t even realise that was a thing before I read this and it makes so much sense now! Notably, this book isn’t just about birds – which is what I assumed from the title.
Even if you only have a fleeting interest in wildlife… READ THIS.
Thank you NetGalley for ARCs of these titles in exchange for honest and unbiased reviews