Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon

illus. by James Kochalka. 40p. (Johnny Boo: Bk. 6). Top Shelf Comics. Sept. 2014. Tr $9.95. ISBN 9781603093491.
K-Gr 3—Lunar voyages have never been so silly as in this sixth outing for the "best little ghost in the world" Johnny Boo and his pal Squiggle. In this intallment, Johnny Boo and Squiggle attempt to skateboard to the moon, encountering returning characters such as the friendly but not-so-bright stars and the not-so-scary ice cream monster. They also make a new friend in girl ghost Susie Boom, an enthusiastic moon resident whose powerful "BOOM!" is equal to Johnny's signature "BOO!" Kochalka has created a cheerfully wacky universe in text, plot, and visuals: the bright colors, thick blue outlines, and simple yet expressive cartoon figures perfectly match the absurd situations and goofy dialogue. The good humor of this series will be infectious for young listeners and newly independent readers alike.—Sarah Stone, San Francisco Public Library

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