I’m not a big graphic novel fan, but I’ve started reading them because some of my students love them. Bad Island by Doug TenNapel caught my eye in the last book order as well as those of many students. I have a long list of readers waiting for me to release this title into my classroom. They won’t be disappointed.
Reese can think of nothing worse than being stuck on a sailboat with his family for vacation, but his parents insist that he go even if he is old enough to stay by himself. Younger sister Janie goes nowhere without Pickles, her pet green snake, even after he dies. Mom and Dad just want time to relax.
But a violent storm and shipwreck leave little time of relaxing. The island they crash on is filled with strange plant life and hostile creatures. The island holds a secret that stretches to another world. Can Reese and his family figure out who can be trusted before it’s too late?