The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie

illus. by James Kochalka. 125p. ebook available. First Second. Mar. 2015. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781626721333; pap. $12.99. ISBN 9781626720213.
Gr 3–7—In this sequel to The Glorkian Warrior (First Second, 2014), the title character and his trusty backpack deal with a space snake, a nemesis by the name of Buster, an alien baby eating the Glorkian's brain, and a lack of energy crackers. In other words, a normal day in the life of the Glorkian Warrior. After having his brain sucked out, the protagonist explains, "Who cares if my brain is stupid? If I ever needed to think of an idea, I'd just ask my elbow." Add a good dose of rivalry and some excellent potty humor, and readers have a great sequel with a side of adventure pie. The bright colors and huge panels make this an ideal read for beginners to graphic novels. The simple drawings lend themselves well to the action depicted, and though it looks as if there may be too much going on in every panel, it flows quite nicely.
VERDICT This second adventure of the Glorkian Warrior deserves a spot in most graphic novel collections, as long as kids can handle a tooting backpack.

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